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Greece: Delphi & Meteora

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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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Item EXGRE245. Buy these 5 items as a set for $80 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Eyewitness Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainland

GRE38
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
352
1465427961
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
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

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 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, 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

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

Blue Guide Greece, The Mainland

GRE40
Sherry Marker (Editor), James Pettifer (Editor)
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
735
0393328368
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With extensive background on the history, art, architecture and culture of mainland Greece, serious-minded travelers will not want to be without this guide.
$32.95

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

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 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

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

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 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

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

Roumeli, Travels in Northern Greece

GRE249
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2006
260
159017187X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Extending his travels to the north, Fermor visits with the Sarakatsans and Kravarites, two remote peoples (ethnography was among his many interests), and chases off to Missolonghi to retrieve a pair of Lord Byron's shoes.
$16.95

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

Gates of Fire

GRE127
Steven Pressfield
Bantam Doubleday
1999
440
0553580531
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A historical novel telling the story of the Battle of Thermopylae, where a handful of Spartan knights held off Xerxes and the Persian army for a week before being slaughtered. A page-turner.
$7.99

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

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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

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

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 yourself!
$19.95

More Books

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