Athens Rising: A Tale of Harmodius and Aristogiton
William MottISBN: 0595301983;
Book DescriptionSpurred on by a passionate love affair, two legendary Greek firebrandsA?Harmodius and AristogitonA?sacrifice their lives to bring about the fall of Hippias, the last Tyrant of Athens. Revered throughout the ancient world as the true A?Fathers of Athenian DemocracyA? and the subject of civilizationA?s first public portrait statues, these two gay lovers were sadly relegated to footnote status with the coming of the Christian era. Athens Rising tells the story of two 5th century B.C tyrannicides whose foolhardy actions were said to have inspired Brutus and CassiusA? assassination of Julius Caesar. Filled with colorful details of Athenian life in the tumultuous years just prior to the cityA?s A?Golden AgeA?, Athens Rising also paints a long overdue portrait of the much-maligned culture of Greek male loveA?the Eros-charged world of...
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