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The Colossus of Maroussi

The Colossus of Maroussi

by Henry Miller

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 223 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell. (GRE05, $14.95)

Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion

by Artemis Leontis

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history. (GRE190, $14.95)

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

by Marina Belozerskaya | Kenneth Lapatin

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

This lively illustrated guide covers the architecture, painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece from the third millennium to the end of the Hellenistic period. With 282 color and 28 black-and-white illustrations. (GRE194, $19.95)

Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands

Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

Color photography, excellent local maps and an island-by-island synopsis of attractions make this book the one to carry with you. Includes a chapter on Athens. (GRE37, $28.00)

Greece Map

Greece Map

by Michelin

  • 2011
  • MAP

A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000. (GRE24, $12.95)

 
Athens Map

Athens Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2007
  • MAP

An excellent laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:7,500 with inset maps of the Acropolis, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Attica and the surrounding region. (GRE311, $8.95)

Greece Adventure Map

Greece Adventure Map


by National Geographic Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A double-sided map of mainland Greece and the islands at a scale of 1:710,000. (GRE65, $11.95)

Greece Map

Greece Map


by Anavasi Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A detailed, shaded relief booklet map of mainland Greece and its isles. Includes an accompanying Greek/English translation booklet of cities and sites. Scaled to 1:800,000. (GRE579, $16.95)

Culture Smart! Greece

Culture Smart! Greece


by Constantine Buhayer

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice. (GRE317, $9.95)

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Corfu & the Ionian Islands

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Corfu & the Ionian Islands


by Inc. Dorling Kindersley

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. (GRE553, $14.00)

Greek, A Language Map

Greek, A Language Map


by Kristine K. Kershul

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2014
  • PLASTIC CARD

This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases. (GRE241, $9.95)

Lonely Planet Greek Islands

Lonely Planet Greek Islands


by Korina Miller

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs, and chapters on history, culture and attractions. (GRE554, $24.99)

Marco Polo Guide Corfu

Marco Polo Guide Corfu


by Klaus Botig

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 136 PAGES

This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map. (GRE569, $9.99)

A Traveller's History of Greece

A Traveller's History of Greece


by Timothy Boatswain | Colin Nicolson

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 344 PAGES

A nicely written survey from prehistory through the 1990s: wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed. (GRE55, $14.95)

Ancient Greece, Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization

Ancient Greece, Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization


by Robert Garland

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 365 PAGES

A compact, accessible overview of the common life and culture of the ancient Greeks, including their perspectives on death, slaves, marriage and recreation. Part of Sterling's "Everyday Life" series by noted authors. Robert Garland is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics at Colgate University. (GRE533, $17.95)

Homer the Classic

Homer the Classic


by Gregory Nagy

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 650 PAGES

Harvard classics scholar Nagy considers how Homer's poetry was greeted in its own day and in the centuries immediately following the great bard. (GRE405, $39.95)

Introducing the Ancient Greeks, From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

Introducing the Ancient Greeks, From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind


by Edith Hall

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

Classicist Edith Hall visits ten Greek communities at different moments during the 20 centuries of ancient Greek history, brilliantly assembling a unified vision of the Greek spirit. (GRE555, $26.95)

It's All Greek to Me

It's All Greek to Me


by Charlotte Higgins

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 229 PAGES

With timelines, a who's who, charts and maps, this handy little primer is a thoroughly entertaining introduction to everything Greek, from poetry and drama to philosophy, history and culture. (GRE519, $16.99)

Modern Greece, What Everyone Needs to Know

Modern Greece, What Everyone Needs to Know


by Stathis Kalyvas

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES
  • COMING IN MARCH

A primer to Greece history from the 19th century on with an in-depth look at the government debt crisis of 2010 and a consideration for the far-reaching implications of the country's current economic instability. (GRE551, $16.95)

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter


by Thomas Cahill

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Cahill brings to life ancient Greek society and civilization through the lives and words of politicians, playwrights, a poet, a philosopher and an artist in this eloquent and absorbing tribute. (GRE182, $17.00)

The Complete World of Greek Mythology

The Complete World of Greek Mythology


by Richard Buxton

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

With hundreds of color illustrations, site plans, genealogies and maps, this handsome, encyclopedic reference illuminates the world of the Greek gods. (GRE377, $39.95)

The Hemlock Cup, Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

The Hemlock Cup, Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life


by Bettany Hughes

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 484 PAGES

An illuminating portrait of Socrates and the Golden Age of Athens. The award-winning scholar re-creates the streets, red-light district, gymnasia, religious festivals and the teeming marketplace in the heart of ancient Athens where Socrates engaged in philosophical dialogue and where he would be condemned to death. (GRE528, $17.95)

The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece

The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece


by Mark Ottaway

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 234 PAGES

Organized geographically, this handsome oversize picture book is an illustrated portrait of Greece with hundreds of color photographs accompanying lively essays. (GRE273, $26.95)

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece


by Robert Morkot

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

This pictorial survey of Greek antiquity, recording its culture and expansion, features dozens of full-color maps. (GRE125, $21.00)

The World of the Ancient Greeks

The World of the Ancient Greeks


by John Camp | Elizabeth Fisher

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Featuring hundreds of illustrations and invitingly short chapters on topics from the first Greeks to the Heroic Age and classical Athens. With modern color photographs of great Greek cities from Athens and Delphi to Knossos, Ephesus, Pergamum and Priene. (GRE365, $24.95)

Greece, Land of Light

Greece, Land of Light


by Nicholas Gage | Barry Brukoff

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

Brukoff's dramatic color photographs are paired with incisive commentary by award-winning author Nicholas Gage for this striking portrait of the people, land and history of Greece and the islands. (GRE489, $24.99)

The Parthenon

The Parthenon


by Mary Beard

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES

A lively tale of the construction, significance and uses of the 2,500-year-old architectural marvel. (GRE195, $16.50)

Helen of Troy, The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Helen of Troy, The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World


by Bettany Hughes

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 458 PAGES

In her investigation into the life of Helen of Troy, one of the most enigmatic and notorious figures of all time, Hughes reconstructs life in Bronze Age Greece through Homer's accounts, ancient literature and art. A well-researched and engaging portrait about one of the world's most famous women. (GRE529, $19.95)

Things Can Only Get Feta

Things Can Only Get Feta


by Marjory McGinn

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 310 PAGES

Two journalists' humorous and insightful journey through the Greek countryside, during Greece's economic collapse, with their terrier in tow. (GRE556, $12.95)

Travels With Epicurus

Travels With Epicurus


by Daniel Klein

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Daniel Klein's witty meditation on the ancients, life in the Greek Islands, his favorite philosophers -- and growing old gracefully -- is also a delightful romp through the Aegean. (GRE514, $14.00)

Corelli's Mandolin

Corelli's Mandolin


by Louis De Bernieres

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

This lyrical novel captures the humanity, quirks and loves of village life in the Greek islands. A satire of war, this charming and richly-colored novel is set on Cephallonia during the Italian occupation in the 1940s. (GRE51, $15.95)

The Greek Myths, Complete Edition

The Greek Myths, Complete Edition


by Robert Graves

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 800 PAGES

A new edition of Graves' classic collection with a new cover by comic book artist Ross MacDonald. This expert retelling by Graves, a poet, memoirist and the author of I, Claudius (ITL429), still remains the seminal modern translation of the mythologies of Ancient Greece. (GRE274, $26.00)

The King Must Die

The King Must Die


by Mary Renault

  • LITERATURE
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 330 PAGES

The first in Mary Renault's trilogy of well-researched page-turners features the tale of Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur and the king of Athens. Known for her exhaustive research, Renault is an acknowledged master of historical fiction. (GRE23, $15.95)

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