The Greek geographer Pausanias wrote an extensive description of ancient Greece. Herodotus , Thucydides , Xenophon , and Polybius were great Greek historians. Modern general works on ancient Greece include those of J. B. Bury and Michael Rostovtzeff . See also A. H. M. Jones, Athenian Democracy (1957, repr. 1986); J. C. Hill, The Ancient City of Athens, Its Topography and Monuments (rev. ed. 1969); C. M. Bowra, Periclean Athens (1971); R. Meiggs, The Athenian Empire (1972); W. S. Ferguson, Hellenistic Athens (1986); D. Kagan, The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987); M. H. Hansen, The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes (tr. 1999); J. T. Roberts, The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece (2017). See also bibliography under Greece .
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