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  • Pharmakonby Michael A. Rinella

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99

    Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmakon, one superior to a large number of rival occupations, each of which laid claim to their powers being derived from, connected with, or likened to, a... more...

  • Pillars of Humanityby Marios Koutsoukos

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.49

    Nestled on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus, the Delphic oracle, seat of the "Delphic Sybil", was the most learned, opulent and celebrated religious centre of the classical Greek world. In the fore temple of the sun-god, Apollo, at Delphi, 148 brief maxims were inscribed on votive pillars surrounding the visiting pilgrim. They were known as... more...

  • Children Of The Dictatorshipby Kostis Kornetis

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 39.95

    Putting Greece back on the cultural and political map of the ?Long 1960s,? this book traces the dissent and activism of anti-regime students during the dictatorship of the Colonels (1967-74). It explores the cultural as well as ideological protest of Greek student activists, illustrating how these ?children of the dictatorship? managed to re-appropriate... more...

  • Gods, Heroes, And Philosophersby Christopher Bonanos

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2005; US$ 13.99

    Here are some of the reasons to be proud to be Greek:. • Alexander the Greet, greatest conqueror of them all. • Olympic games, past and present. • Olympia Dukakis, George Stephanopolous, and Yanni. • Birth of democracy, cradle of western civilization. • Aesop’s wise and winning fables. • Warm souvlaki, cold retsina.... more...

  • Salonica, City of Ghostsby Mark Mazower

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century when the Greek army marched... more...

  • The Nation and its Ruinsby Yannis Hamilakis

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 48.99

    An innovative, extensively illustrated study examining how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed to the production of the modern Greek nation and its national imagination, and how, in return, national imagination has created and shaped classical antiquities and archaeological practice from the nineteenth century to the present. - ;This... more...

  • Greek Diaspora and Migration since 1700by Dimitris Tziovas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 144.95

    The Greek diaspora is one of the paradigmatic historical diasporas and essentially now a modern phenomenon. Diaspora, exile and immigration represent three successive phases in Modern Greek history and they are useful vantage points from which to analyse changes in Greek society, politics and culture over the last three centuries. This volume charts... more...

  • Modern Greeceby John S. Koliopoulos; Thanos M. Veremis

    Wiley 2009; US$ 113.95

    Modern Greece: A History since 1821 is a chronological account of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Greece, from the birth of the Greek state in 1821 to 2008 by two leading authorities. Pioneering and wide-ranging study of modern Greece, which incorporates the most recent Greek scholarship Sets the history of modern Greece... more...

  • Greekby Geoffrey Horrocks

    Wiley 2009; US$ 225.95

    Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Second Edition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day. • Offers a complete linguistic treatment of the history of the Greek language • Updated second edition features increased coverage of the ancient... more...

  • Greece - Culture Smart!by Constantine Buhayer

    Kuperard 2010; US$ 9.95

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...