Random book purchase – Cities of the Classical World

This is a splendid hardcover book, an illustrated guide focussing on the great centres of classical civilisation:

…120 specially drawn maps tracing each city’s thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city’s development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants.

Just thought I’d share it.

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  1. Available on Kindle, too…Mmmm

  2. Worth it for the physical copy! Though I’d like to see a really nice collector’s edition of this. 

  3. Now that’s just lovely. My pockets a re empty due to christmas and all, but I’ve put it on my amazon wishlist for the last minute shoppers 🙂


  4. It’s always good to treat yourself. 🙂