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The Day Democracy Died

Author: 

Anselm Audley

If you've always wished you knew more about ancient history, this book is for you. It is a fast-paced and well-executed telling of the story of the waning days of the Ancient Greek democracy. The story opens with the Battle of Aginusae, and then traces the tragic aftermath that led Athens to the brink of destruction. The story will grab your attention, but the book also includes enough exposition and analysis to allow you to think about what went wrong, and to perhaps draw some lessons from the story.

Favorite Thing: 
The enjoyable refresher course on Greek history.
The Day Democracy Died book cover
Book Length: 
Short
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
Moderate
Disclosures: 
None