Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 by Colin McEvedy

By Colin McEvedy

From Alexandria to York, this specified illustrated consultant permits us to determine the nice centres of classical civilization afresh.

The key characteristic of Cities of the Classical World is a hundred and twenty particularly drawn maps tracing each one city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and areas of worship. each map is to a similar scale, permitting readers for the 1st time to understand visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. there's additionally a transparent, incisive remark on each one city's improvement, strategic value, rulers and traditional population.

This compelling and stylish atlas opens a brand new window directly to the traditional international, and should remodel the way in which we see it.

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