A Day in Old Athens: A Picture of Athenian Life - this book tries to describe what an intelligent person would see and hear in ancient Athens, if he were transported back in time to the fourth century B.C. and conducted around the city under competent guidance. The year 360 B.C. has been selected for the hypothetical time of this visit because Athens was then architecturally almost perfect, her civic and her social life seemed at their best, the democratic constitution held its vigor, and there were few outward signs of the general decadence which was to set in after the triumph of Macedon. So get on board this time machine and enjoy a unique travelogue back to ancient Greece at its prime!