Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

A Day In Old Athens

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1419100796
ISBN-10: 1419100793
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy new
$28.95
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
9 New from $24.94
Qty:1
A Day In Old Athens has been added to your Cart
More Buying Choices
9 New from $24.94 3 Used from $27.97
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation by Mary R. Lefkowitz
Women's Life in Greece and Rome
The hotly-anticipated work of Mary R. Lefkowitz and Maureen B. Fant. Learn more | See related books
$28.95 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

We recommend in addition to this book
1410213633 - A Day in Old Rome: A Picture of Roman Life
1410212769 - Readings in Ancient History: Greece and the East
1410213153 - Readings in Ancient History: Rome and the West --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

William Stearns Davis (April 30, 1877 – February 15, 1930) was an American educator, historian, and author. He has been cited as one who “contributed to history as a scholarly discipline, . . . [but] was intrigued by the human side of history, which, at the time, was neglected by the discipline.” After first experimenting with short stories, he turned while still a college undergraduate to longer forms to relate, from an involved (fictional) character’s view, a number of critical turns of history. This faculty for humanizing, even dramatizing, history characterized Davis’ later academic and professional writings as well, making them particularly suitable for secondary and higher education during the first half of the twentieth century in a field which, according to one editor, had “lost the freshness and robustness . . . the congeniality” that should mark the study of history. Both Davis’ fiction and non-fiction are found in public and academic libraries today. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419100793
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419100796
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,767,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
75%
4 star
25%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Davis takes you on an interesting walking tour of old Athens. He begins by entering the town at sunrise, beginning the day at market where people are eager to hear or tell "some new thing" . He continues throughout the city, meeting with every aspect of Athenian life and culture.
This is very interesting reading, especially in conjunction with a study of Greek history or Homeric literature. It will give a broader understanding of the lifestyle and values of the Greeks.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I've began to read the classics, going through all the dramas and tragedies and histories. It was nice to learn about everyday Greek life. The level of detail is good, like the prices of homes and slaves converted to today's dollars. Learning about how they fought their battles, at sea and on land, was helpful before reading Thucydides history of the Peloponnesian War. When I finish reading the Greeks, I will be reading "A Day in Old Rome."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I first read this book when I was 15 and had the good fortune to visit Athens that year. It really allowed me to feel like I understood the city beyond the ruins and could feel the people who had had a life there all those years ago. Recommended for all age groups. I bought it so I could read it again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This little book tries to describe what an intelligent person would see and hear in ancient Athens, if by some legerdemain he were translated to the fourth century B.C. and conducted about the city under competent guidance. Rare happenings have been omitted and sometimes, to avoid long explanations, PROBABLE matters have been stated as if they were ascertained facts; but these instances are few. (1914)
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

A Day In Old Athens
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: A Day In Old Athens

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?