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  • Ancient Greeceby Paul Cartledge

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably different without the formative influence of Ancient Greek models. Ancient Greek civilization was defined by the city - in Greek, the polis, from which we... more...

  • Top 10 Creteby Robin Gauldie

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Crete will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list... more...

  • Greek Colonisation, 2by Gocha R Tsetskhladze

    BRILL 2008; US$ 216.00

    Greeks set up colonies in new environments, establishing themselves in lands stretching from the Iberian Peninsula in the west to North Africa in the south and the Black Sea in the north-east. This work aims to present the general picture of this phenomenon, showing its importance in the history of the whole ancient world, including the Near East. more...

  • Daily Life of the Ancient Greeksby Robert Garland

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 58.00

    Ancient Greece comes alive in this recreation of the daily lives of ordinary people?men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Taking account of the most up-to-date discoveries, the author provides a wealth of information on such varied facets of Greek life as food and drink, dress, housing, literacy, juvenile delinquency,... more...

  • Daily Life of the Ancient Greeksby Robert Garland

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life, including food and drink, religious practices,... more...

  • It's All Greek To Meby Charlotte Higgins

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    Why is ancient Greece important? Because, quite simply, if we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty and truth, about our place in the universe, about our mortality. All this we have learned from the ancient Greeks. They molded the basic disciplines... 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...

  • Women Writing Greeceby Vassiliki Kolocotroni; Efterpi Mitsi

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 72.80

    Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender... more...

  • From Solon to Socratesby Victor Ehrenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 26.95

    From Solon to Socrates is a magisterial narrative introduction to what is generally regarded as the most important period of Greek history, from the early history of the Greeks, including early Sparta and the wars with Persia, to the ascendancy of Athens and the Peloponnesian War. more...

  • Liberating Hellenism from the Ottoman Empireby Gonda Van Steen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book employs a close reading of Marcellus' works and offers a compelling new interpretation of the relationship between philhellenism and Orientalism. more...