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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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A Short History of Byzantium

TKY18
John Julius Norwich
Alfred Knopf
1998
432
0679772693
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed and evocative history of the span of the great empire from the fourth to the 15th century, brimming with intrigue, palace revolution and treachery.
$19.00

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 Colossus of Maroussi

GRE05
Henry Miller
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2010
223
0811218570
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
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.
$15.95

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

Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands

GRE37
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
400
1465428216
PAPER
Guidebook
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

Eyewitness Guide Istanbul

TKY86
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
280
1465440631
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superbly illustrated guide features unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of major architectural sights, plus a pull-out map clearly marked with attractions and an easy-to-use street index.
$25.00

1453, The Holy War For Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

TKY114
Roger Crowley
Hyperion
2006
304
1401308503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this well-paced history, Crowley recounts the dramatic events leading up to and surrounding the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks.
$16.00

A Traveller's History of Greece

GRE55
Timothy Boatswain, Colin Nicolson
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
344
1566565227
PAPER
History
8/1/2017
0
0
0
0
A nicely written survey from prehistory through the 1990s: wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed.
$14.95

Ancient Turkey, A Traveller's History

TKY43
Seton Lloyd
University of California Press
2013
240
0520220420
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively tale of cultures and conquest, from the Hittites to St. Paul, that illuminates the living past of Turkey's archaeological treasures. This classic by Professor Lloyd, first director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, is now in a 25th anniversary edition.
$34.95

Gallipoli

WAR85
Alan Moorehead
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
380
0060937084
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable and now classic account of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in Turkey.
$15.99

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.
$17.00

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 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 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 Middle Sea

MED98
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
2007
720
1400034280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean.
$21.00

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

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

Byzantine Art

MDE64
Robin Cormack
Oxford University Press
2000
248
0192842110
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A scholarly introduction and survey of the art of the Byzantine empire in the Oxford History of Art. With 127 illustrations, 82 in full color.
$29.95

Greece, Land of Light

GRE489
Nicholas Gage, Barry Brukoff
Bulfinch Press
2004
160
0821229044
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.99

The Search for Ancient Greece

GRE01
Roland Etienne, Francoise Etienne
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
175
0810928043
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
1
Lavishly illustrated, this pocket encyclopedia covers the archaeology and meaning of ancient Greece -- quite an accomplishment for such a slim book.
$15.95

Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Vintage Books
2006
320
1400033888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches.
$16.95

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

Travels With Epicurus

GRE514
Daniel Klein
Penguin Putnam
2014
176
0143126628
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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, primarily set on Hydra.
$14.00

Turkish Reflections, A Biography of a Place

TKY08
Mary Lee Settle
Touchstone
1991
253
0671779974
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Settle's captivating travelogue is a richly detailed portrait of contemporary Turkey, its people, monasteries, myths, archaeological treasures and living traditions. Exemplary.
$16.99

Birds Without Wings

TKY91
Louis De Bernieres
Vintage Books
2005
480
1400079322
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
De Bernieres offers sweeping historical scope, memorable characters, drama and many new vocabulary words in this stupendous novel set in Anatolia during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
$16.95

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

More Books

A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece

GRE06
Richard Stoneman
Getty Trust Publications
1994
347
0892362987
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Poetry, prose and literature over the ages, arranged geographically with an excellent introduction and commentary. Stoneman artfully weaves together hundreds of short excerpts.
$19.95

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

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

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

Corelli's Mandolin

GRE51
Louis De Bernieres
Vintage Books
1995
448
067976397X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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 Cephalonia during the Italian occupation in the 1940s.
$16.95

Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

TKY33
Hugh and Nicole Pope
Overlook Press
2011
432
1590206908
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Revised and updated for this new edition, this engaging popular history focuses on the many paradoxes of Turkey since World War I. It's an opinionated, revealing portrait of the nation by a husband-and-wife team based in Istanbul.
$22.95

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

Insight Guide Greece

GRE104
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
424
1786715309
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey of the history, culture and attractions of Greece for the traveler with excellent full-color maps and chapters on Athens, the Cyclades, Ionian Islands and other regions throughout Greece and the Greek Islands.
$23.99

The Greek Way

GRE107
Edith Hamilton
W. W. Norton & Company
1993
266
0393310779
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The book to read if you ever doubt the mark the ancient Greeks have left on Western society.
$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

Crescent and Star

TKY64
Stephen Kinzer
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
265
0374531404
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This insightful, anecdotal report on contemporary life, culture and politics in Turkey comes from a former New York Times Istanbul bureau chief who is especially attuned to the powerful geographic position of Turkey and its multiple identities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
$17.00

Istanbul Map

TKY65
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2012
2
3897071371
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, colorful map of Istanbul at a scale of 1:11,000.
$8.95

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 Songs of the Kings

GRE185
Barry Unsworth
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
342
0393322831
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Unsworth's sly novel, set in 1260 B.C. as scheming Odysseus prepares to plunder Troy. A familiar story enhanced by Unsworth's mix of classic cadence, contemporary language, ripe humor and pulled-from-the-headlines satire.
$21.95

Modern Greece

GRE227
Thomas W. Gallant
Oxford University Press
2001
280
034076337X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise history of Greece over the last 200 years, incorporating politics, economics, and cultural movements.
$56.95

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

Culture Smart! Turkey

TKY127
Charlotte McPherson
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336933
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this pocket guide to Turkish customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece

GRE273
Mark Ottaway
Thames & Hudson
2011
234
0500289301
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Organized geographically, this handsome oversize picture book is an illustrated portrait of Greece with hundreds of color photographs accompanying lively essays.
$26.95

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 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

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

Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul

TKY151
Verity Campbell
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
160
1786572346
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to the city of Istanbul that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes pull out city map.
$13.99

Great Moments in Greek Archaeology

GRE318
Vasileios Petrakos
Getty Trust Publications
2007
390
0892369108
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
The ruins of Knossos, Delphi, Mycenae, Athens and beyond are illustrated and described in this oversize volume.
$79.95

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

iSpeak Greek Phrasebook

GRE370
Jennifer Kellogg, Alex Chapin
McGraw-Hill
2008
64
007160426X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
An MP3 audio disc is bundled with a 16-page phrase book in this innovative language program, where you can see and hear 1,200 phrases on your iPod, iPhone, Zune or other portable device.
$12.95

Homer the Classic

GRE405
Gregory Nagy
Harvard University Press
2009
650
0674033264
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Harvard classics scholar Nagy considers how Homer’s poetry was greeted in its own day and in the centuries immediately following the great bard.
$39.95

St. Paul's Ephesus, Texts and Archaeology

TKY226
Jerome Murphy O'Connor
Michael Glazier
2008
289
081465259X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Jerome Murphy-O'Connor transports us back to the ancient city of Ephesus during its heyday, including contemporary accounts from Roman to biblical times and featuring a guided walk through the city as a center of Paul's teachings.
$29.95

Turkey, What Everyone Needs to Know

TKY230
Andrew Finkel
Oxford University Press
2011
188
019973304X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Kurdish question to economic policy, Turkey's role in Iraq and its quest for EU membership, Finkel illuminates the past and present of this strategically important nation in lively, straightforward prose. The Istanbul-based journalist brings balance and insight to the task.
$16.95

Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

GRE495
Cathy Gere
University of Chicago Press
2011
277
0226289540
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

Rick Steves' Pocket Athens

GRE509
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
220
1631215574
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable, practical guide in the growing series by travel guru Rick Steves. Complete with a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts and a fold-out city map.
$13.99

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.
$49.95

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

The Children's Homer, The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

GRE46
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
2004
256
0689868839
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A three-time Newbery Award-winning author, Colum retells these classic tales from antiquity for young readers.
$9.99

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

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

The Persian Boy

GRE74
Mary Renault
Vintage Books
1988
419
0394751019
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

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 yourself!
$19.95

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

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

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

The Wanderings of Odysseus, The Story of the Odyssey

GRE332
Rosemary Sutcliff
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
2005
0553494821
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Sutcliff's richly illustrated version of The Odyssey for children.
$6.99

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

Greek Myths

GRE345
Caryn Jenner
DK Publishing
2008
48
0756640156
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This book retells some of the most famous stories from Greek Mythology for ages 7-12.
$3.99

Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day

GRE353
Philip Matyszak
Thames & Hudson
2008
144
0500287651
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This witty guide provides tourists in Athens with all the best recommendations, were they visiting circa 431 B.C.
$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

Welcome to the Ancient Olympics!

GRE373
Jane Bingham
Steck Vaughan
2007
32
1410928969
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An introduction covering athletes, Olympia, events, ceremonies, feasts, prizes, and the modern Olympic Games. Includes a time line and a glossary of terms.
$8.29

A Pocket Dictionary of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses, Gods and Goddesses

GRE396
Getty Trust Publications
2003
48
0892367067
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
From Aphrodite to Zeus, this handy, portable reference is a guide to more than 40 of the most frequently represented gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome, as well as related mythical creatures. With 55 color illustrations.
$9.95

A Pocket Dictionary of Ancient Greek Heroes and Heroines

GRE397
Richard Woff
Getty Trust Publications
2005
48
0892367954
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This colorful, handy and compact collection introduces the ancient heroes and heroines of Greece, arranged by categories such as Brains & Beauty, Monsters, Killers and Travelers.
$9.95

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

The Sea of Monsters

GRE409
Rick Riordan
Time Warner
2007
279
1423103343
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This second thrilling book in the blockbuster series takes on the tale of the Golden Fleece.
$7.99

The Battle of the Labyrinth

GRE410
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2009
361
1423101499
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With wit and high drama, Riordan once again mixes monsters from Greek mythology (Kronos, Pan, Kronos) with modern teen life in this fourth book in the blockbuster series. This maze runs, not on Crete, but under the United States.
$7.99

The Titan's Curse

GRE411
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2008
312
1423101480
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The goddess Artemis goes missing in this third installmant in the blockbuster series.
$7.99

Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Boxed Set

GRE407
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2014
1840
1484707230
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Relive the adventures of Percy, son of Poseidon, and friends with this boxed set of five books in the blockbuster series. Written for ages 10 and up.
$35.00

The Last Olympian

GRE412
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2009
381
1423101472
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan in this momentous fifth and final book in the blockbuster series.
$17.99

The Ancient Greeks, Their Lives and Their World

GRE419
Alexandra Villing
J. Paul Getty Museum
2010
80
089236985X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This engaging portrait of the people of ancient Greece, illustrated with examples of the buildings, artwork, everyday objects and customs, is geared for ages 9-12, and is a fun introduction for the family.
$17.95

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.
$6.95

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

The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

MED171
Padraic Colum
2010
384
0375867090
HARD COVER
History
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0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This new edition of Colum's classic includes Will Pogany's original 1921 drawings. Travel to ancient Greece, where gods and goddesses walk the earth and a youth named Jason must capture the famous Golden Fleece. Mythology buffs will love the classic stories of Greek heroes, from Hercules to Orpheus to Theseus.
$10.99

Digging for Troy, From Homer to Hisarlik

GRE471
Jill Rubalcaba
2011
80
1580893279
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Tales of modern archeologists and their expeditions at Hisarlik -- the alleged site of ancient Troy -- becomes the stuff of legend in this fully-illustrated children's book for middle-readers.
$9.95

Greek Myths

GRE473
Ann (RT Turnbull
Candlewick Press
2010
168
0763651117
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Rarely-told Greek myths stand beside the old classics in this gorgeously illustrated children's book.
$18.99

Ancient Greece

GRE475
Philip Steele
2011
48
0753465795
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An eye-popping introduction to the history, culture and legacy of ancient Greece.
$12.99

The Odyssey

GRE500
Tim Mucci
Sterling Publishing Company
2010
128
1402731558
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This inventive, well-received comic book (third by the former Marvel comics artist Ben Caldwell) retells Homer's epic for ages 9-11.
$7.95

Treasury of Greek Mythology, Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

GRE513
Donna Jo Napoli
2011
191
1426308442
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Greek Myths are retold for children in this delightful National Geographic collection penned by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Christina Balit. With sidebars of mythical figures and the family trees of the gods.
$24.95

Worth Looking For

Knossos, Unearthing a Legend

GRE02
Alexandre Farnoux, David J. Baker
Thames & Hudson UK
1996
158
0810928191
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
1
An insightful look at the work of the English archaeologist Arthur Evans and how he pieced together myth and evidence to recreate the world of Knossos.
$15.95

Harem, The World Behind the Veil

ARB23
Alev Lytle Croutier
Abbeville Publishing Group
2014
232
1558591591
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating illustrated look at the culture of the Harem -- particularly the well-known quarters at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. The author combines interviews, history and a wonderful selection of art in this intriguing book.
$29.95