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  • A History of Earliest Italy (Routledge Revivals)by Missimo Pallottino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In A History of Earliest Italy , first published in 1984, Professor Pallottino illumines the wide variety of peoples, languages, and traditions of culture and trade that constituted the pre-Roman Italic world. Since the written sources are fragmentary, archaeology provides the central reservoir for evidence of the societies and institutions of... more...

  • A Rope of Vinesby Brenda Chamberlain

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    A Rope of Vines, Journal from a Greek Island is a beautiful and personal account of the time spent by Brenda Chamberlain on the Greek Island of Ydra in the early 1960's. Sea and harbour, mountain and monastery, her neighbours and friends are unforgettably pictured; these were the reality outside herself while within there was a conflict of emotion... more...

  • The Summer of My Greek Tavernaby Tom Stone

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 17.99

    Tom Stone went to Greece one summer to write a novel -- and stayed twenty-two years. On Patmos, the tiny island where St. John received the apocalyptic visions recorded in the Book of Revelations, he fell in love with Danielle, a beautiful French painter. His novel completed and sold, he decided to stay a little longer. Seven idyllic years later,... more...

  • Meaning and Identity in a Greek Landscapeby Hamish Forbes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    An interdisciplinary study exploring how Greek villagers understood and reacted to their landscapes. more...

  • The Ionian Islands and Epirusby Jim Potts

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49

    Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the... more...

  • Falling for Icarusby Rory MacLean

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    On a windy spring morning in an ancient Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mother had died a few months earlier and a single obsession had risen from his grief: the notion to build a feather-light flying machine. And so, on the island where Daedalus and Icarus had made mankind's maiden flight, MacLean journeyed back to beginnings, back... more...

  • The Constraints of Desireby John J. Winkler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient... more...

  • Imagining Men: Ideals of Masculinity in Ancient Greek Cultureby Thomas Van Nortwick

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 64.00

    Exploring models for masculinity as they appear in major works of Greek literature, this book combines literary, historical, and psychological insights to examine how the ancient Greeks understood the meaning of a man's life. The thoughts and actions of Achilles, Odysseus, Oedipus, and other enduring characters from Greek literature reflect the imperatives... more...

  • The Nomads of Mykonosby Pola Bousiou

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    This is the ethnography of the Mykoniots d'élection , a 'gang' of romantic adventurers who have been visiting the island of Mykonos for the last thirty-five years and have formed a community of dispersed friends. Their constant return to and insistence on working, acting and creating in a tourist space, offers them an extreme identity, which in turn... more...

  • Myth and Memory in the Mediterraneanby Dr Nicholas Doumanis

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 176.00

    This book examines the relationship between coloniser and colonised among the Italian-held Dodecanese Islands between 1912 and 1943, and is based on an oral history project conducted between 1990 and 1995. Italian power is described as having been negotiated, resisted and modified by locals, who admired many aspects of Italian rule without according... more...