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  • Syracuse, City of Legendsby Jeremy Dummett

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Dubbed ?the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all? by Cicero, Syracuse also boasts the richest history of anywhere in Sicily. Syracuse, City of Legends - the first modern historical guide to the city - explores Syracuse?s place within the island and the wider Mediterranean and reveals why it continues to captivate visitors today,... more...

  • Cycladesby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    The Cyclades are the quintessential Greek isles, renowned for the beauty of their seascapes, their historical monuments and a unique way of life deeply rooted in the remote past of the Aegean. Over the course of more than 7,000 years the Cyclades have seen a succession of civilizations, the earliest of them perpetuated in legends such as that of Atlantis,... more...

  • Mussolini's Greek Islandby Sheila Lecoeur

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    A powerful and unique study of the realities and long-term impact of occupation, Mussolini?s Greek Island reveals the Italian dictator?s imperial vision, the mechanisms of Italian occupation and its tragic consequences. The small island of Syros is a vital entry-point illuminating Italian imperialism - its ethos, fascist connection, pretension and... more...

  • Homelands and Diasporasby Minna Rozen

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    The Greek and Jewish diasporas are the most significant diasporas of Western civilisation. Homelands and Diasporas is the first book to explore the similarities and differences between these two experiences. In the process it sheds fascinating light on their fundamental importance for both Greek and Jewish societies. _x000D_ _x000D_ The authors examine... more...

  • Creteby Barry Unsworth

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 10.95

    Publishers Weekly "A vivid picture of the island." — Associated Press "It is hard to think of anywhere on earth where so many firsts and mosts are crammed into a space so small," Barry Unsworth writes of the isle of Crete. Birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, the Greek alphabet, and the first Greek laws, as well as the home of 15 mountain ranges... more...

  • Creteby Antony Beevor

    John Murray 2011; US$ 18.26

    Acclaimed historian Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete more...

  • Dinner with Persephoneby Patricia Storace

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written." --The New York Review of Books "I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint."  So begins Patricia Storace's astonishing memoir of her year in Greece. Mixing affection with detachment, rapture with... more...

  • 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$ 87.95

    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...