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  • Creteby Antony Beevor

    John Murray 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Greeksby James Pettifer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 19.18

    Our perception of Greece conjures up many potent images: an ancient civilization brought alive by fable, hillsides dotted with sunbaked villages, lazy beaches lapped by crystal blue waters, the warmth and humour of its people. Yet if we look behind the picture-postcard imagery, the painful contradictions of the country begin to emerge. James Pettifer's... 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...

  • Athens: A Historyby Robin Waterfield

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 23.63

    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...

  • 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), which was 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 WWII Special 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...