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  • Athensby John Gill

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 11.49

    Athens is an historical anomaly. Excavations date its first settlement to over seven thousand years ago, yet it only became the capital of Greece in 1834. During the intervening centuries it was occupied by almost every mobile culture in Europe: from its earliest likely settlers, tribes from what is now Albania, to Nazi forces during the second World... more...

  • The Complete Archaeology of Greeceby John Bintliff

    Wiley 2012; US$ 149.95

    The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview... more...

  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythologyby Michael Ford

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    Heroes, Gods and Monsters in Ancient Greek Mythology' is a collection of classic archetypal Ancient Greek myths, including the stories of Jason, Perseus, Odysseus, Heracles, Oedipus and Theseus, and many more dark and delirious, famous Ancient Greek myths. These stories, which have had a great influence on thinkers throughout the centuries, inform... more...

  • Athens: A Historyby Robin Waterfield

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 25.45

    If ever a city's present and future were bound up with the myth of its past, that city is Athens, whose culture is one of Europe's greatest legacies.Robin Waterfield's elegant and accessible book is the first and only history of the city from the ancient through to modern times, concentrating on Athens' zenith in classical times but also containing... more...

  • 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...

  • Crete 1941by Peter Antill; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's study of Operation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941 during World War II (1939-1945), whichwas the first strategic use of airborne forces in history. The assault began on 20 May, with landings near the island?s key airports, and reinforcements the next day allowed the German forces to capture one end... more...

  • Greeks In Historyby Alan Samuel

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 16.99

    Breaking away from traditional chronological recitals of the Greek experience, this unusual new history relates the important events and personalities to themes of broad interest. more...

  • Sons of Odysseusby Alan Ogden

    Bene Factum Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    In this follow-up to his acclaimed A Spur Called Courage , military historian Alan Ogden repeats the formula of picking exceptional WWIISpecial Operations Executive heroes?this time 19 who operated behind enemy lines in Greece. Using research from original unseen sources, Sons of Odysseus highlights many of the extraordinary acts of sabotage carried... more...

  • Classical Sparta: Techniques Behind Her Successby Anton Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This collection, first published in 1989, investigates aspects of the Spartan polity which have often been overlooked or underestimated. Viewed at least until the Renaissance as the epitome of classical virtues, Sparta has in the last two centuries suffered a rapid decline in reputation among liberal-minded scholars, repelled by many of the repressive... more...

  • Greek Diaspora and Migration since 1700by Dimitris Tziovas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 149.95

    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...