[b-greek] Re: totally off topic

From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (jgibson000@home.com)
Date: Sun Sep 03 2000 - 13:52:34 EDT

Jim West wrote:

> howdy,
> i apologize to the list for this....
> did the city of athens have a wall? and was the city surrounded and
> conquered by the Spartans after a breach of that wall?

Yes, most definitely and all the way down to it's harbor, the Piraeus. To see the
nature and the extent of the wall, how it changed through the ages, and what became of
it during and after the Pelopponesian War, see the wonderfully illustrated and
extremely illuminating _The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens and Rome_ by Peter
Connolly and Hazel Dodge (Oxford, 1998).


Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
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