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Tourism Tourism: Syracuse, city of legends: a glory of Sicily

  • By Jeremy Dummett
  • Price: £12.99
  • ISBN: 9781784533069
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 08/06/2020 if you order today
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Dubbed 'the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all' by Cicero, Syracuse also boasts the richest history of anywhere in Sicily. Syracuse, City of Legends - the first modern historical guide to the city - explores Syracuse's place within the island and the wider Mediterranean and reveals why it continues to captivate visitors today, more than two and a half millennia after its foundation. Over its long and colourful life, Syracuse has been home to many creative figures, including Archimedes, the greatest mathematician of the ancient world, as well as host to Plato, Scipio Africanus, conqueror of Hannibal, and Caravaggio, who have all contributed to the rich history and atmosphere of this beguiling and distinctive Sicilian city.

Generously illustrated, Syracuse, City of Legends also offers detailed descriptions of the principal monuments from each period in the city's life, explaining their physical location as well as their historical context.This vivid and engaging history weaves together the history, architecture and archaeology of Syracuse and will be an invaluable companion for anyone visiting the city as well as a compelling introduction to its ancient and modern history.Dubbed 'the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all' by Cicero, Syracuse also boasts the richest history of anywhere in Sicily. Syracuse, City of Legends - the first modern historical guide to the city - explores Syracuse's place within the island and the wider Mediterranean and reveals why it continues to captivate visitors today, more than two and a half millennia after its foundation. Over its long and colourful life, Syracuse has been home to many creative figures, including Archimedes, the greatest mathematician of the ancient world, as well as host to Plato, Scipio Africanus, conqueror of Hannibal, and Caravaggio, who have all contributed to the rich history and atmosphere of this beguiling and distinctive Sicilian city.

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Title details

Series Tourism Title Syracuse, city of legends: a glory of Sicily
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date March 2015 Authors Jeremy Dummett
Binding Other Pages N/A
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 300
ESB Code 37438 ISBN 9781784533069
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 08/06/2020 if you order today
  Price £12.99

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