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Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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"What distinguishes his atlas histories is a talent for compressing vast amounts of information. . . The research is meticulous; the style is witty and breezily undeferential." —The Times
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"By all accounts a remarkable man. . . McEvedy Senior died in 2005 but left behind this banquet of a book. . . Whether in York or Alexandria, Cordoba or Rhodes, Tripoli or Cirencester, Cities of the Classical World supplies a brisk, learned but often engagingly quirky essay alongside one of McEvedy's imagination-stretching maps. In the buzzing hubs of ancient commerce and culture or the loneliest border settlements, McEvedy will tell you who lived there, in what numbers, and their fate over the centuries. . . As well as laying bare the ancient townscapes buried under today's urban bustle, McEvedy guides us with crisp expertise around ancient destinations that still convey their grandeur above ground, such as Pompeii, Ephesus, Jerusalem or Rome itself." —Independent
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The book is very good. McEvedy maintains his original writing style and visual format throughout the book.
It is concise but loaded with useful information. For each entry, McEvedy provides a short history of the city, a description of its population size, and a map of its layout. All maps are scaled to size so that the reader can easily draw comparisons.
I would give this book 5 Stars if it wasn't for the over-simplistic city maps. I was expecting more detailed ones...