The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Peter Arthur Clayton, Martin Jessop Price
Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated, 1988 - 176
The Pharos at Alexandria survived into the Middle Ages, but the Hanging Gardens of Babylon exist only in a few references by ancient authors, and the Colossus of Rhodes is too improbable to have existed in the form and place traditionally ascribed to it. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World sets the record straight, with an attractive account of each Wonder in the context in which it was built. The authors combine ancient sources with the results of modern scholarship and excavations to recreate a vivid picture of the Seven Wonders. All experts in their specialist fields, the contributors bring together facts and background that are remarkably difficult to find from any other single source and establish for the first time the archaeology and location of each Wonder. Book jacket.

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Peter Clayton was born in the Deep South of London well below the Fortnum-Mason Line. By devious means, such as letting it all happen, he gradually took over several key programs, sometimes heavily disguised, and joined the ranks of the BBC's immovables, gracing the air with his wit and wisdom until his death in 1991.
Peter Gammond was born on the far North-West frontier in a Depression. After passing through Oxford, leaving a trail of half-finished poems and an old trombone, he ended up in Brixton where he and Peter Clayton collaborated on various musico-literary projects. Their joint efforts included: Fourteen Miles on a Clear Night (later retitled 22.53 Kilometres in a High Pressure Zone) and The Jazz Man's A-Z of Guinness.
John Lewis writes about music for "Time Out" and anyone else who will pay him. He lives in North London with his wife, his daughter, and his cat, all of whom dislike him playing Ornette Coleman LPs. He thinks that "Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus" is a really cool title for an album.

Martin Price is Professor of English at Yale University.

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