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Eurydice Street, A Place in Athens

Eurydice Street, A Place in Athens


by Sofka Zinovieff

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 276 PAGES

Zinovieff, a transplanted Englishwoman, trained as an anthropologist and married to a Greek Diplomat, is an appreciative, dead-on guide to Athens, its character, aspirations and reality. (GRE253, $14.95)

Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands

Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands


by Stephen Brewer

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES
  • COMING IN DECEMBER

A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout. (GRE635, $24.95)

Greece, Images of an Enchanted Land, 1954-1965

Greece, Images of an Enchanted Land, 1954-1965


by Robert A. McCabe

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 201 PAGES

Taken between 1955 and 1957, this handsome collection of black-and-white photographs conveys the bygone simplicity of life in Greece. Divided in four sections: History, People, the Seas and Orthodoxy. Includes introductory essays by a Classicist, an archaeologist and a mythology expert. (GRE614, $85.00)

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
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Classicist Edith Hall visits 10 Greek communities at different moments during the 20 centuries of ancient Greek history, brilliantly assembling a unified vision of the Greek spirit. (GRE555, $16.95)

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)

Rick Steves' Greece, Athens and the Peloponnese

Rick Steves' Greece, Athens and the Peloponnese


by Rick Steves

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 530 PAGES

A personable, practical guide in the growing series by travel guru Rick Steves. (GRE624, $21.99)

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece


by Josiah Ober

  • HISTORY
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

With new economic data, this groundbreaking history shows why some Classical Greek cities flourished, why others withered and how the nation became an empire. (GRE637, $18.95)

The Sites of Ancient Greece

The Sites of Ancient Greece


by Georg Gerster

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES

Taken between 1996 and 2006, these aerial photographs are a gods' eye view of Greece and includes famous sites like Mount Olympus, the Acropolis and the northern mainland isle of Crete. Includes a preface by the photographer. (GRE615, $69.95)

Something Will Happen, You'll See

Something Will Happen, You'll See


by Christos Ikonomou

  • LITERATURE
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 250 PAGES

In this heart-wrenching collection of short stories, the "Greek Faulkner" Christos Ikonomou conveys the heavy toll of the Greek economic crisis. (GRE618, $18.00)

Ancient Greek Athletics

Ancient Greek Athletics


by Stephen G. Miller

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A survey of the Olympic Games and related festivals at Delphi, Isthmia and Nemea. (GRE330, $30.00)

 

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