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Athens & the Peloponnese

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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 Parthenon

GRE195
Mary Beard
Harvard University Press
2010
204
0674055632
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Cambridge University classicist Beard brings the Parthenon to life in this lively tale of the construction, significance and uses of the 2,500-year-old Athenian marvel that became, among other things, cathedral, mosque and cultural icon.
$18.00

Eyewitness Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainland

GRE38
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
348
1465459995
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$25.00

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

Athens Map

GRE311
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866093411
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$9.95

Greek, A Language Map

GRE241
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2014
1931873844
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly needed words and phrases.
$9.95

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

A Traveller's History of Athens

GRE291
Richard Stoneman
Intercultural Press
2004
370
1566565332
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history of Athens through the 1990's -- wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed. With a useful chronology and historical gazetteer, this book marches confidently through the centuries.
$14.95

Athens

GRE552
James H. S. McGregor
Belknap Press
2014
256
0674047729
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A journey through Athenian history, from its days as a powerful city-state to the modern age.
$29.95

Athens, A Cultural and Literary History

GRE457
Michael Llewellyn Smith
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
256
1566565405
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized more thematically than chronologically, this easy-to-read portrait of modern Athens includes literary excerpts as well as insight into the Athenian way of life.
$15.00

Mycenae, From Myth to History

GRE627
Robert McCabe (Foreword), Athina Cacouri
Abbeville Publishing Group
2016
288
0789212544
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With contributions from archaeologists who worked on the Mycenae site, this lively history delves into the mystery and legend surrounding the civilization that flourished 800 years before the classical Greeks then vanished into legend.
$39.95

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

The Ancient Guide to Modern Life

MED195
Natalie Haynes
Overlook Press
2012
288
1590208501
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this light-hearted frolic through antiquity, Haynes considers modern life from the point of view of the ancients, musing on such questions as what Athenian democracy might teach present politics and the impact of Greek and Roman drama, literature and philosophy on the contemporary world.
$15.00

The Ancient Olympics, A History

GRE206
Nigel Spivey
Oxford University Press
2012
304
0192806041
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A colorful look at the ancient Olympic games as they really were: brutal, fierce and deadly. Spivey, a wonderful popular writer and classicist at Cambridge, offers a vivid history of Greek athletic contests, not just the Olympian but also the Pythian at Delphi, Isthmian at Corinth and Nemean at Argos.
$19.99

The Classical World

GRE293
Robin Lane Fox
Hachette
2008
656
0465024971
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From Homer to Hadrian, Fox conjures tyrants, conquerors and enthralling personalities in this marvelously written history of ancient Greece and Rome.
$22.99

The Naked Olympics, The True Story of the Ancient Games

GRE196
Tony Perrottet
Random House
2004
214
081296991X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Perrottet covers the history of the games with frank humor and the immediacy of sports writing in this entertaining account of the Olympics.
$17.00

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
2017
576
0812984986
PAPER
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 acc
$20.00

The Tomb of Agamemnon

GRE252
Cathy Gere, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2012
208
0674063880
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, enlightening guide to the archaeological site (a fortified hill in the Peloponnese at Mycenae), its history and current scholarship on the Bronze Age.
$16.00

A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics

GRE502
Neil Faulkner
Yale University Press
2012
272
0300159072
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Archaeologist and historian Neil Faulkner recreates the setting and thrill of the ancient Olympic Stadium in this lively, guide to the games circa 388 B.C.
$30.00

Ancient Greece

GRE649
David Michael Smith
Thames & Hudson
2017
288
050029349X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Part of Thames and Hudson’s excellent Pocket Museum series, this handy reference profiles over 200 significant works of ancient Greek art with magnificent illustrations and brief, authoritative descriptions. An excellent photographic overview.
$17.95

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

The Oracle, Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets

GRE329
William J. Broad
Penguin Putnam
2007
320
0143038591
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi.
$17.00

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

Greek Mythology, A Traveler's Guide

GRE616
David Stuttard
Thames & Hudson
2016
256
0500518327
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This informative, literary traveler's guide introduces Greek mythology geographically through 22 chapters dedicated to specific destinations, from Mount Olympus and Delos to Athens and Mycenae, illustrated with beautiful color drawings.
$24.95

The Greek Myths, Complete Edition

GRE274
Robert Graves
Penguin Putnam
2012
800
0140171991
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A new edition of Graves' classic collection with a 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.
$26.00

The Messenger of Athens

GRE458
Anne Zouroudi
Little Brown and Company
2010
324
0316075426
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This first book in the Mysteries of the Greek Detective series has at its heart the sin of lust. Zouroudi weaves excitement and mythology together with the realities of everyday small-island life.
$23.99

For Kids

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

GRE19
William F. Russell
Crown
1989
264
0517588374
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Short, suspenseful and recast in vivid, crystal-clear language for kids, these essential Greek and Roman myths can be read in a few minutes each.
$16.00

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

Ancient Greece, Cultural Atlas for Young People

GRE42
Anton Powell
Facts on File
2007
96
0816068216
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated guide to Greek history, life and culture from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic kingdoms.
$48.75

Spend the Day in Ancient Greece

GRE60
Linda Honan
John Wiley & Son
1998
113
0471154547
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Subtitled "Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life," this book zooms in on the life of a family in ancient Greece, presenting their diet, clothing and way of life through 30 hands-on activities. Geared for kids ages 8-12.
$19.99

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

GRE75
Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar D'Aulaire
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1992
192
0440406943
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An oversized and vividly illustrated collection of Greek myths for children. This is the classic that many of us remember from our own childhoods -- still considered by many to be the best. Intended for children ages 9 to 12, but you may want to read it y
$19.99

Greece, A True Book

GRE155
David Petersen, Christine Petersen
Children's Press
2002
48
0516273590
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A welcome introduction to Greece for younger readers ages 6-8, including much information about modern Greece as well as an introduction to classic tales and personalities from the ancient world.
$6.95

Troy

GRE156
Adele Geras
Harcourt Books
2002
352
0152045708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A highly acclaimed young adult novel, essentially a retelling of "The Iliad" from four Trojan teenagers' points of view. Adele Geras won critical kudos for her book's historical accuracy and YA vigor.
$7.99

Eyewitness: Ancient Rome

ITL337
Simon James, Nick Nichols (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2015
72
1465435689
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A visually rich survey of ancient Rome, this book in the excellent Eyewitness series explores daily life and history in the city and the outlying empire.
$9.99

Greece! Rome! Monsters!

GRE171
John Harris, Calef Brown (Illustrator)
Getty Trust Publications
2002
48
0892366184
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A children's primer on Greek and Roman myths as seen through 20 notable monsters. Brown provides quirky, colorful illustrations while Harris describes each monster, from the terrifying to the fanciful.
$17.95

The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

GRE228
Aliki
HarperCollins
1997
48
0064461890
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Illustrated tales of the gods for younger readers (ages 6-9) by the popular artist and children's book author.
$6.99

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

The Parthenon, The Height of Greek Civilization

GRE292
Elizabeth Mann, Yuan Lee (Illustrator)
Mikaya Press
2006
48
1931414157
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A lively history both of the construction of the Parthenon and of the historical and political climate surrounding it. Geared for ages 9-12, this book is one of a series by Mann on famous structures.
$22.95

Men and Gods

GRE341
Rex Warner
NYRB
2008
296
1590172639
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The inimitable Edward Gorey vividly illustrates these 38 spellbinding tales, memorably retold by novelist and scholar Rex Warner.
$17.95

Goddess of Yesterday

MED134
Caroline B. Cooney
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
2009
263
038573865X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Author of the young adult classic The Face on the Milk Carton, Cooney turns her knack for suspense towards the ancient Aegean. Her teenage heroine joins the cast of the Iliad, posing as a princess, and then a servant girl, to accompany Helen on her fateful tryst at Troy.
$8.99

Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day

ITL979
Philip Matyszak
Thames & Hudson
2008
144
0500287600
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A practical, concise guide to Rome -- circa AD 200. This unusual book covers all the highlights of ancient Roman life, from gladiatorial shows to public bathing and provides modern readers with an imaginative overview of the city's monuments.
$18.95

Greek Gods and Heroes

GRE361
Robert Graves
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1965
224
0440932211
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Graves recounts the glorious days when gods and goddesses who dwelt on Mount Olympus ruled over the mortal world below and fabled heroes performed mighty deeds of valor in this classic collection for young explorers and their families.
$5.99

Ancient Greece, Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Greece's Past

GRE360
Marni McGee
2006
64
0792278267
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
McGee focuses on archaeologists, including underwater archaeologist Faith Hentsche, in this illustrated overview of ancient Greece.
$17.95

Ancient Greece Discovery Kit

GRE401
Dover
Dover Publications
2009
0486474887
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This kit contains five coloring books, poster, crayons and a book of Greek myths.
$19.99

Gods and Heroes

GRE406
Matthew Reinhart
Candlewick Press
2010
12
076363171X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This pop-up pantheon presents Zeus's Mount Olympus, Norse god Odin's frozen north, the Jade Emperor and many more of the world's great myths and legends.
$29.99

The Lightning Thief

GRE408
Rick Riordan
Time Warner
2006
377
0786838655
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The first in the bestselling series. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island where he meets Poseidon, the father he never knew.
$7.99

Adventures of the Greek Heroes

GRE441
Witold Mars, Anne Wilseman, Mollie McLean
Houghton Mifflin Company
1972
174
0395137144
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared toward ages 9-11, this popular book retells the feats of Hercules, Perseus, Meleager, Theseus, Orpheus, and Jason in a straightforward style.
$7.99

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders

GRE446
Mike Townsend
Dial Press
2010
160
0803733089
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
These action-packed, whimsical and humorous retellings of Greek myths feature entertaining cartoon drawings, but remain faithful to the classic stories. For ages 9-12.
$14.99

Life in Ancient Greece Coloring Book

GRE597
John Green
Dover Publications
1993
48
0486275094
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Forty scenes from life Athens in the 4th and 5th centuries BCE -- all ready for coloring! Includes the Parthenon, an Athenian wedding, the Olympic Games, Socrates’ trial and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
$4.99

Where Is the Parthenon?

GRE623
Roberta Edwards
Penguin Putnam
2016
112
0448488892
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Written for ages 8 to 12, this book introduces the Parthenon -- the enduring symbol of Ancient Greek learning, architectural acumen and Western civilization.
$5.99

More Books

Eurydice Street, A Place in Athens

GRE253
Sofka Zinovieff
Granta Books
2005
276
1862077509
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

Ancient Greek Athletics

GRE330
Stephen G. Miller
Yale University Press
2006
288
0300115296
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A survey of the Olympic Games and related festivals at Delphi, Isthmia and Nemea.
$30.00

Fodor's Greek Islands with the Best of Athens

GRE335
Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's
2015
624
1101878029
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With its many photographs, great introductory chapters and practical travel information, this book is an excellent overview of the Greek Islands and their attractions.
$24.99

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

GRE555
Edith Hall
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
336
0393351165
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

The Parthenon Enigma

GRE558
Joan Breton Connelly
Alfred Knopf
2014
485
030759338X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Connelly’s exciting history explains the Parthenon as a symbol of Athens and of Western democracy. As a recent New York Times book reviewer noted, "her book is a rare thing: the exposition of a truly great idea."
$35.00

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

Greece, Images of an Enchanted Land, 1954-1965

GRE614
Robert A. McCabe
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
201
1593720211
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$85.00

Something Will Happen, You'll See

GRE618
Christos Ikonomou
Random House
2016
250
0914671359
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this heart-wrenching collection of short stories, the "Greek Faulkner" Christos Ikonomou conveys the heavy toll of the Greek economic crisis.
$18.00

Rick Steves' Greece, Athens and the Peloponnese

GRE624
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
530
1631213075
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable, practical guide in the growing series by travel guru Rick Steves.
$21.99

Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands

GRE635
Stephen Brewer
Frommer's
2016
336
1628872861
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
$24.95

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

GRE637
Josiah Ober
Princeton University Press
2016
448
0691173141
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With new economic data, this groundbreaking history shows why some Classical Greek cities flourished, why others withered and how the nation became an empire.
$18.95