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A Day in Old Athens

By Davis, William Stearns

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Title: A Day in Old Athens  
Author: Davis, William Stearns
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: 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, and it is hoped no reader will be led into serious error.

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Table of Contents: A Day In Old Athens, 1 -- William Stearns Davis, 1 -- Preface, 1 -- Chapter I. The Physical Setting of Athens, 6 -- Chapter II. The First Sights in Athens, 9 -- Chapter III. The Agora and its Denizens, 12 -- Chapter IV. The Athenian House and its Furnishings, 16 -- Chapter V. The Women of Athens, 20 -- Chapter VI. Athenian Costume, 23 -- Chapter VII. The Slaves, 27 -- Chapter VIII. The Children, 29 -- Chapter IX. The Schoolboys of Athens, 32 -- Chapter X. The Physicians of Athens, 38 -- Chapter XI. The Funerals, 41 -- Chapter XII. Trade, Manufactures, and Banking, 43 -- Chapter XIII. The Armed Forces of Athens, 48 -- Chapter XIV. The Peireus and the Shipping, 54 -- Chapter XV. An Athenian Court Trial, 62 -- Chapter XVI. The Ecclesia of Athens, 67 -- Chapter XVII. The Afternoon at the Gymnasia, 72 -- Chapter XVIII. Athenian Cookery and the Symposium, 78 -- Chapter XIX. Country Life Around Athens, 86 -- Chapter XX. The Temples and Gods of Athens, 91 -- Chapter XXI. The Great Festivals of Athens, 101 -- A Day In Old Athens -- i


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