From Solon to Socrates is a magisterial narrative introduction to what is generally regarded as the most important period of Greek history. Stressing the unity of Greek history and the centrality of Athens, Victor Ehrenberg covers a rich and diverse range of political, economic, military and cultural issues in the Greek world, from the early history of the Greeks, including early Sparta and the wars with Persia, to the ascendancy of Athens and the Peloponnesian War.
Victor Ehrenberg (1891-1976) was a German historian renowned for his study of Greek history. He emigrated to Britain in 1939 and was Reader in Ancient History at Bedford College, University of London.
‘Dr Ehrenberg’s mastery of ancient sources and modern scholarship is beyond cavil: nothing seems to escaped this vigilant eye. Scarcely a page, moreover, fails to provide some illuminating comment on Greek life and letters, the fruit of a lifetime’s study and reflection.’ - The Times Literary Supplement