Themistocles: The Powerbroker of Athens

Themistocles: The Powerbroker of Athens

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No need for a classical education to enjoy Jeffrey Smith's biography of the architect of Athenean victory in the Persian wars. Hypermodern concepts such as information warfare sit remarkably comfortably alongside ancient Greek aesthetics, the heroes of the Illiad and the Pantheon of Greek Gods in this beautifully written account which charts the rise and fall of a man few may have heard of, but most indirectly owe their Democratic way of life to.

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