Athens: Its Rise and Fall
by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Publisher: G. Routledge 1837
Number of pages: 699
Since it is the letters, yet more than the arms or the institutions of Athens, which have rendered her illustrious, it is my object to combine an elaborate view of her literature with a complete and impartial account of her political transactions.
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