: Hazel Shepard
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The Great Cities of the Ancient World details the world's great cities as they were at the peak of the powers, giving us a fascinating insight into broad sections of history and geography. The Great Cities of the Ancient World follows a logical approach in the presentation of its material. The most powerful ancient nation-states, including Italy, Asia-Minor, Greece, Egypt, Persia, Syria, and others, are profiled in depth and examined on the basis of the great cities within each. The section on Italy thus contains sections on Rome, Ostia, Capua, and more. Shepard's text highlights the geographic, cultural, economic, and social significance of each location discussed. The most significant ancient cities, such as Athens, Damascus, Memphis, and Jerusalem, are afforded the greatest amount of consideration. The author has managed to achieve the rare balance of both entertaining and educating. The Great Cities of the Ancient World is recommended to anybody interested in learning more about the subject matter. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a student, or simply somebody with a cursory interest in the ancient world, there is surely material in this work that will satisfy your interests. This book is highly recommended. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.