`To write a standard history which contains the essential material and yet is interesting and says things which have not been said before is one of the hardest tasks. Hornblower has performed it excellently.'
- Times Literary Supplement`Packed with worthwhile ideas and impressive erudition. It will stimulate thought'.
- David Whitehead, Classical Review`An undergraduate text book which neither the professional ancient historian can afford to ignore nor the interested non specialist fail to read with profit and pleasure'
- History Today
About the Author
Simon Hornblower is Professor of Ancient History at University College London. He was previously a Fellow of Oriel College and Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford. His many publications in Greek history and classical civilization include Greek Historiography
(2000), A commentary on Thucydides
(1997), The Oxford Classical Dictionary\i0 (edited with Antony Spawforth, 1996), and \i The Cambridge Ancient History Vol. VI: The Fourth Century BC\i0 (edited with D. M. Lewis, John Boardman and Martin Ostwald, 1994).