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  • Creteby Antony Beevor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 13.99

    The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding... 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...

  • Fourteen Byzantine Rulersby Michael Psellus; E. R. A. Sewter; E. R. A. Sewter

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 21.14

    This chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025, shows a profound understanding of the power politics that characterized the empire and led to its decline. 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 US$ 76.22

    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...

  • Skiosby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.66

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 'Good God, thought Oliver, as he saw the smile. She thinks I'm him! And all at once he knew it was so. He was Dr Norman Wilfred.' On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation... more...

  • Bitter Lemons of Cyprusby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.66

    Bitter Lemons of Cyprus is Lawrence Durrell's unique account of his time in Cyprus, during the 1950s Enosis movement for freedom of the island from British colonial rule. Winner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, it is a document at once personal, poetic and subtly political - a masterly combination of travelogue, memoir and treatise. 'He writes... more...

  • Pharmakonby Michael A. Rinella

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 42.99

    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...

  • The Byzantine Achievement (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Byron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1929, this highly influential study offers a historical perspective on the Byzantine Empire, from the establishment of Constantinople by Emperor Constantine around 330 AD, through to the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD. Byron?s work considers the empire in its entirety, assessing the highs... more...