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  • Founding Gods, Inventing Nationsby William F. McCants

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50

    From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary sources, some of which are translated here for the first time, and focusing on the dynamic influence of the Greek, Roman, and Arab... more...

  • Children of the Greek Civil Warby Loring M. Danforth; Riki Van Boeschoten

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to orphanages in Eastern Europe, while their adversaries in the national government placed the rest in children’s homes elsewhere in Greece. A point... more...

  • The Summer of My Greek Tavernaby Tom Stone

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    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...

  • The Summer of My Greek Tavernaby Tom Stone

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Alien Wisdomby Arnaldo Momigliano

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 38.00

    In this classic study of cultural confrontation Professor Arnaldo Momigliano looks at the attitude of the Greeks to four different civilizations - the Roman, Celtic, Jewish and Persian - and analyses their cultural and intellectual interactions from the fourth to the first centuries BC. He argues that in the Hellenistic period the Greeks, Romans and... more...

  • A Culture of Freedomby Christian Meier

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    Historians and President of the German Academy for Language and Literature in Darmstadt and in 2003 received thee prestigious Jacob Grimm prize for German literature. culture so special? A Culture of Freedom attempts to answer this question - to find the key to the 'miracle' of ancient Greece.The book takes us on a tour through the rich spectrum... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greeceby H. A. Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Provides a synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece. more...

  • The Greeksby Robin Sowerby

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece since its first publication. This new and expanded edition of the best selling volume covers literature, drama, philosophy, art and architecture, and provides political, social and historical context. It includes new material on religion, as well as... more...