Synopses & Reviews
This book presents the history of the great cities of the ancient era, from the appearance of the urban phenomenon to the era of development of the Greco-Roman classical world. For each period, the author examines the splendor of the cities, their importance, their evolution over time, their most noteworthy aspects and monuments, and the causes of their downfall. For example, you will see the relevance of Ur, the greatness of Babylon in Mesopotamia (with Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar), and the peculiarities of Thebes in Egypt. You will also learn about Jerusalem, the Holy City and birthplace of the three great monotheist religions, and about Carthage. For the Asian and American regions, magnificent cities like Pataliputra (ancient Patna) and Teotihuacan are discussed.