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Crete

Crete

by Barry Unsworth

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

A travel memoir from the Booker prize-winning novelist, richly detailed and seeped in the millennia-old traditions, myths, literature and history of the island. (GRE303, $10.95)

Cadogan Guide Crete

Cadogan Guide Crete

by Dana Facaros

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A guide in the respected series with insightful cultural and historical background, and up-to-date practical information, illustrations and maps. (GRE451, $21.95)

Crete Adventure Map

Crete Adventure Map

by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

A detailed, double-sided map at a 1:150,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper. (GRE07, $12.95)

 
Crete

Crete


by John Freely

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

The definitive guide to the island of Crete and its archaeology, loosely organized as a leisurely visit. Freely interweaves travel information with a great deal about myths, legends and the history of the island in his narrative. (GRE03, $17.00)

Eyewitness Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainland

Eyewitness Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainland


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 354 PAGES

This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. (GRE38, $25.00)

Eyewitness Top Ten Crete

Eyewitness Top Ten Crete


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 144 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Crete. (GRE367, $14.00)

A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture

A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture


by Sarah B. Pomeroy

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 402 PAGES

A lively account of Greek civilization and history, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era. (GRE229, $49.95)

Ill Met by Moonlight

Ill Met by Moonlight


by W. Stanley Moss

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 212 PAGES

Better than fiction, Moss tells the story of the audacious World War II kidnapping of the German commander of occupied Crete with Patrick Leigh Fermor and fellow S.O.E. officers. Dirk Bogarde played PLF in the Powell movie. (GRE465, $14.95)

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 Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age


by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 452 PAGES

A comprehensive survey of the Greek world c. 3,000-1100 BCE, arranged chronologically and geographically. (GRE390, $39.99)

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 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, $20.00)

The Tomb of Agamemnon

The Tomb of Agamemnon


by Cathy Gere | Mary Beard

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

An enlightening brief guide to the archaeological site (a fortified hill in the Peloponnese at Mycenae), its history and current scholarship on the Bronze Age. (GRE252, $14.95)

Aegean Art and Architecture

Aegean Art and Architecture


by Donald Preziosi | Louise Hitchcock

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

An illustrated survey of Minoan and Mycenean art from the Neolithic to the extraordinary Bronze Age palaces of Knossos, Gournia and Phaistos. Great for any archaeology-minded traveler. (GRE113, $27.95)

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)

Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism


by Cathy Gere

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

In this marvelous, scholarly study of the myth and meaning on Minoan Crete, Gere illuminates both the original excavations of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos and how this ancient civilization captured the Western imagination as an idealized society. (GRE495, $18.00)

Mysteries of the Snake Goddess

Mysteries of the Snake Goddess


by Kenneth Lapatin

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2004
  • PAPER

An intelligent account of archaeology, art and deceit revolving around a Minoan sculpture excavated by Sir Arthur Evans (of Knossos fame), later acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Art. (GRE166, $16.95)

The Bull of Minos, The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece

The Bull of Minos, The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece


by Leonard Cottrell

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

Cottrell spins the intriguing tale of great archaeological discoveries in Crete and Greece by Heinrich Schliemann and Sir Arthur Evans, who brought to light the ruins of Troy, the Palace and treasure-filled tombs of the Mycenaean Kings, and the vast Palace of Sea Kings at Knossos. (GRE402, $18.00)

Mani, Travels in Southern Peloponnese

Mani, Travels in Southern Peloponnese


by Patrick Leigh Fermor

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Fermor weaves anecdote, magnificent description, classical references, history and commentary into an absorbing portrait of place. (GRE27, $15.95)

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)

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, $15.00)

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony


by Roberto Calasso | Tim Parks

  • LITERATURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

A re-telling of the classic myths as filtered through the vivid imagination and intellect of Italian novelist Roberto Calasso (GRE81, $18.00)

The Persian Boy

The Persian Boy


by Mary Renault

  • LITERATURE
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 419 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

The second of Renault's trilogy on the life and loves of Alexander the Great, this exhaustively researched historical novel focuses on Bagoas, the Persian slave boy who became the servant and lover of the king. (GRE74, $15.95)

Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek


by Nikos Kazantzakis

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 311 PAGES

A modern classic. Set in rural Crete in the early 20th-century, this is the most accessible of Kazantzakis' novels. It's a tale of adventure and philosophy that captures the exuberance of the Greek people. (GRE22, $16.00)

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