The Children of Athena
- The Ancient World
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Cultural history on an epic scale
Even after the Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla destroyed the city of Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato, the traditions of Greek cultural life continued to flourish during the centuries of Roman rule that followed.
Charles Freeman's accounts of a distinguished array of philosophers, doctors, scientists, geographers, and theologians are interwoven with contextual "interludes" that showcase a sequence of unjustly neglected and richly influential lives. The Children of Athena presents the story of a rich and vibrant tradition of Greek intellectual inquiry across a period of more than five hundred years, from the second century BC to the start of the fifth century AD.
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|December 5, 2023