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Not bad if you want a beginners guide to the subject
on 22 October 2015
If you have read little or nothing about Ancient Greece, then this could be a good place to start. It is written as a light-hearted guidebook to visiting Athens in about 431bce, and gives you a high level introduction to the city, its environs, and it's people. It covers all the basics, looking at how the Athenians live, eat, fight, marry, die and govern themselves.
For me, it was a little disappointing. It is quite short, and if you have any knowledge of the period, will probably not contain anything new. It never seems quite sure what it is trying to be; although written as a 'rough guide' copy, it doesn't quite work out that way for me. However, if you are looking for a beginners guide, it may well be a good introduction to the subject.