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A Cruise to Ancient Greece and Turkey

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History

GRE194
Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
Getty Trust Publications
2004
144
0892366958
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter

GRE182
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
2004
320
0385495544
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands

GRE37
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
400
1465460020
PAPER
Guidebook
6/20/2017
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.00

Greece Map

GRE24
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2
2067172018
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
$12.95

Complete Greek

GRE530
Living Language
Living Language
2013
0307972186
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Designed to teach language fluency, this 46-lesson program includes CDs, course books and online resources.
$49.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Athens

GRE219
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
160
1465410090
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in Athens.
$14.00

Lonely Planet Greek Phrasebook

GRE100
Markella Mikkelsen, Markella A. Callimassia
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
256
1743217293
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for Greek basics. This guide focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Greece, The Cookbook

GRE643
Vefa Alexiadou
Phaidon Press
2017
704
0714873802
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
The bible of modern Greek cuisine. Alexiadou's Greek specialties combine simple ingredients like olive oil, bread, wine, figs, grapes and cheese into hundreds of healthy and delicious recipes. Her lush collection is filled with 230 color photographs and snippets of Greek history and culture.
$49.95

Delphi, A History of the Center of the Ancient World

GRE595
Michael Scott
Princeton University Press
2015
440
0691169845
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Scott's interest is in much more than the oracle itself, having pieced together the way the entire site developed through time. A fine scholarly book, it helps us understand the history of the ancient world as a whole through a focus on this crucial location.
$17.95

Kidnap in Crete, The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General

GRE582
Rick Stroud
Bloomsbury USA
2015
304
1632861933
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this new chronicle of the kidnapping of a German general on Nazi-occupied Crete by travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor's small SOE unit, Stroud fills in the narrative with meticulous research, situating the legendary tale in its historical context.
$28.00

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots.
$20.00

The Complete World of Greek Mythology

GRE377
Richard Buxton
Thames & Hudson
2004
240
0500251215
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With hundreds of color illustrations, site plans, genealogies and maps, this handsome, encyclopedic reference illuminates the world of the Greek gods.
$39.95

The Greeks, An Illustrated History

GRE619
Diane Harris Cline
National Geographic
2016
224
142621670X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This accessible photographic history of ancient Greece pays special attention to Greek innovations: great literature and architecture, war tactics, democracy, the Olympics, Socrates and much more. Cline laces the gripping story of the Greek empire with archaeological discoveries.
$30.00

The Histories

MED15
Herodotus
Penguin
1994
656
0140449086
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In what may be the first travel book, Herodotus records the heroic struggle between Europe and Asia that culminated in the invasion of Greece by Xerxes.
$13.00

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

GRE125
Robert Morkot
Penguin Putnam
1997
144
0140513353
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This pictorial survey of Greek antiquity, recording its culture and expansion, features dozens of full-color maps.
$21.00

The Rise of Athens, The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

GRE633
Anthony Everitt
Random House
2016
576
0812994582
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Anthony Everitt (The Rise of Rome, ITA335) shifts his focus to the world of the ancient Greeks in this expansive history. The accessible book covers the ideological and physical foundations of Athens that laid the groundwork for the Greeks' prodigious accomplishments.
$35.00

The World of Odysseus

GRE76
Moses I. Finley
NYRB
2002
205
1590170172
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic portrait of ancient Greek society based in large part on the author's ground-breaking interpretation of the Iliad and Odyssey.
$14.95

Aegean Art and Architecture

GRE113
Donald Preziosi, Louise Hitchcock
Oxford University Press
2000
275
0192842080
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey of Minoan and Mycenaean art from the Neolithic to the extraordinary Bronze Age palaces of Knossos, Gournia and Phaistos. Great for any archaeology-minded traveler.
$27.95

The Complete Greek Temples

MED97
Tony Spawforth
Thames & Hudson
2006
240
0500051429
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A sourcebook, gazetteer and illustrated overview ancient Greek temples throughout the Mediterranean.
$40.00

The Parthenon

GRE195
Mary Beard
Harvard University Press
2010
204
0674055632
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A lively tale of the construction, significance and uses of the 2,500-year-old architectural marvel.
$18.00

The Sites of Ancient Greece

GRE615
Georg Gerster
Daedalus
2012
160
0714860840
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$69.95

Crete

GRE303
Barry Unsworth
National Geographic
2007
192
0792255585
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A travel memoir from the Booker prize-winning novelist, richly detailed and steeped in the millennia-old traditions, myths, literature and history of the island.
$10.95

Dinner with Persephone

GRE28
Patricia Storace
Vintage Books
1997
398
0679744789
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The pleasures and complexities of contemporary Greece, marvelously described by an American poet spending a year there. Storace intertwines her own perceptions with the history of the country and the influence of pop culture on the classical landscape.
$18.00

No Man's Lands, One Man's Odyssey Through the Odyssey

MED127
Scott Huler
Crown
2010
304
1400082838
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Middle-aged everyman and NPR commentator Huler draws lessons from the twists and turns of the life of Odysseus in this hilarious account of a whirlwind, six-month Mediterranean journey from Troy to Ithaca.
$14.00

Reflections on a Marine Venus

GRE29
Lawrence Durrell
National Book Network
2009
198
1604190094
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The great novelist writes of the warmth of the people and the intoxicating beauty of Rhodes in this classic ode, originally published in 1953. Also out in new editions are Durrell's books on Corfu (GRE48), Cyprus (MED13) and Sicily (ITL08).
$12.00

Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion

GRE190
Artemis Leontis (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1997
288
1883513049
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
$14.95

The Iliad

GRE173
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2002
704
0140275363
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bard’s tale of the Trojan War in all its fury and glory, this wonderful translation brings all the power of the original to English.
$19.00

The King Must Die

GRE23
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
330
0394751043
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The Odyssey

GRE45
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2006
541
0006797193
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The blind bard’s epic in a translation celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness. Take it along for a voyage in Homeric lands and waters.
$17.00

Complete Mediterranean Wildlife

MED49
Paul Sterry
Gardners Books
2000
384
0002201615
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey of the plants, animals, birds, insects, marine mammals and other wildlife of the Mediterranean region, useful as a field guide.
$29.99

More Books

Land of Lost Gods, The Search for Classical Greece

GRE462
Richard Stoneman
St. Martins
2011
376
1848854234
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A lively account of discovery. Quoting liberally from original texts, Stoneman tells the riveting stories of Greek adventurers and scholars, including Cyriac of Ancona's quest to record the appearance of the Parthenon, Jacques Spon's quarrel with Guillet de St-Georges about the topography of Athens and the deluded forgeries of the Abbe Fourmont.
$21.00

For Kids

Gods and Heroes, An Illustrated Wallchart

GRE34
Robert Brooks
University of North Carolina Press
1996
0807865001
POSTER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Created by a Harvard classicist, this stunning four-foot by three-foot wallchart, handsomely printed in red, black and gold, shows who's who in the world of the ancient Greek, covering everything from creation of the world to the expedition of the Argonauts and the exploits of Hercules in splendid detail.
$53.00

Eyewitness Ancient Greece

GRE59
Anne Pearson
DK Publishing
2014
72
1465420916
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Covering fun and games, politics, power and myth, these illustrated essays explore the history and daily life of ancient Greece.
$19.99

Parthenon

GRE264
Lynn Curlee
Atheneum
2011
34
0689844905
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This splendid introduction to the Parthenon, its design, construction and history features Lynn Curlee's detailed illustrations, many full-page. Geared to grades 5-8.
$19.99

Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece

GRE268
Nancy Day
Runestone Press
2001
96
0822530767
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A clever guide book for time-travelers to classical Greece geared for grades 5-7, covering in full color all the usual for travelers: where to stay, eat and shop, what to do, and practical travel details.
$26.65