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Greece & the Greek Islands

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GREECE & THE GREEK ISLANDS. Buy these 5 items as a set for $83 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

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

Greece Adventure Map

GRE65
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
2061004954
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map of mainland Greece and the islands at a scale of 1:710,000.
$11.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Corfu & the Ionian Islands

GRE553
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465402748
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
$14.00

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

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

Lonely Planet Greek Islands

GRE554
Korina Miller
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
584
1743218605
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs, and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
$24.99

Marco Polo Guide Corfu

GRE569
Klaus Botig
Marco Polo
2012
136
3829706642
PAPER
Guidebook
5/28/2012
0
0
0
0
This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map.
$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

Postcards from Greece, Recipes from Across the Greek Seas

GRE636
Stephen Joyce (Photographer), Rebecca Seal
Rizzoli International
2016
256
1784880612
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Making the cuisine of the Greek islands easy to digest, this collection of recipes by the British food writer includes cheese pies, moussaka, chocolate mousse and much more.
$24.99

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

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

Modern Greece, What Everyone Needs to Know

GRE551
Stathis Kalyvas
Oxford University Press
2014
240
0199948798
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A primer on Greek history from the 19th century on, with an in-depth look at the government debt crisis of 2010 and a consideration for the far-reaching implications of the country’s current economic instability.
$16.95

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 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 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 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

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

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 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

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 Hydra
$14.00

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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.
$7.99

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
0
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

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
0
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 Greek News

GRE488
Anton Powell
Candlewick Press
2000
32
0763641979
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Stop the presses! What if ancient civilizations had enertaining, compellingly informative daily newspapers? They might just look like this innovative series of historical nonfiction, presented in a unique, kid-friendly format.
$7.99

The Odyssey

GRE500
Tim Mucci
Sterling Publishing Company
2010
128
1402731558
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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
0
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

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

GRE527
Bernard Evslin
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1984
224
0553259202
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Artfully arranged in four sections, highlighting the Gods, Nature Myths, Demigods and Fables, these fantastic retellings capture the magic, mystery and timeless wisdom of the original tales for grades six to eight. A classic, with teacher's guide.
$7.99

King of Ithaka

GRE532
Tracy Barrett
Henry Holt and Company
2014
272
0312551487
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A young adult adventure novel based on The Odyssey by Homer. Young Telemachos struggles with his father's absence and his countrymen's pleas for a new king.
$11.99

Favorite Greek Myths

GRE535
Mary Pope Osborne
Scholastic Inc.
1991
96
0590413384
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Twelve classic Greek myths, including the stories of King Midas, Echo and Narcissus, and Cupid and Psyche, accessibly retold by Mary Osborne Pope, the prolific children's book author. Written for readers ages 11-13.
$21.99

Alexander the Great

GRE540
Nick Hunter
Steck Vaughan
2013
48
1410953645
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to rule in Ancient Rome? Follow along with Julius Caesar as his writes about his rise to power with this installment in the fun Hero Journals series.
$9.95

The Blood of Olympus

GRE571
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2014
528
1423146735
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this latest entry of the popular series, the demigods must go on an epic quest to prevent a war and stop the Titans from waking Gaea, the Mother Earth.
$19.99

The House of Hades

GRE572
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2014
640
1423146778
PAPER
Literature
10/8/2013
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The fourth entry of this series picks up straight after the last book's cliffhanger as Percy and Annabeth try to escape the Underworld.
$9.99

The Lost Hero

GRE574
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2012
592
1423113462
PAPER
Literature
4/3/2012
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The first entry in the series sets up the stories of Jason, Leo and Piper, three tweens who discover they are decended from Greek gods.
$9.99

The Mark of Athena

GRE575
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2014
608
1423142004
PAPER
Literature
10/2/2012
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This third entry in the series finds Percy working together with the Roman demigods in order to stop a mysterious prophecy from coming true.
$9.99

The Son of Neptune

GRE577
Rick Riordan
Hyperion
2013
560
1423141997
PAPER
Literature
7/2/2013
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The second entry in the popular series follows Percy as he tries to recover from his amnesia, as well as preventing a calamity on the West Coast.
$9.99

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

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

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

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 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

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
2017
272
039335444X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This is the book to read if you ever doubt the mark the ancient Greeks have left on Western society. Hamilton introduces the major Greek writers, statesmen and thinkers, and boldly states the impact that the Greek world has had on the institutions of science, literature, philosophy and democracy.
$15.95

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 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 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

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

Insight Guide Greek Islands

GRE404
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
388
178005159X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essys on history, culture and attractions.
$23.99

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

Confronting the Classics

MED199
Mary Beard
Liverright Publishing
2014
320
0871408597
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classicist at Cambridge, Beard introduces not just Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also the slaves, soldiers and common folk in this witty and assured set of essays.
$16.95

The Hemlock Cup, Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

GRE528
Bettany Hughes
Vintage Books
2012
484
1400076013
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating portrait of Socrates and the Golden Age of Athens. The award-winning scholar recreates the streets, red-light district, gymnasia, religious festivals and the teeming marketplace in the heart of ancient Athens where Socrates engaged in philosophical dialogue and where he would be condemned to death.
$18.95

Helen of Troy, The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

GRE529
Bettany Hughes
Vintage Books
2007
458
1400076005
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In her investigation into the life of Helen of Troy, one of the most enigmatic and notorious figures of all time, Hughes reconstructs life in Bronze Age Greece through Homer’s accounts, ancient literature and art. A well-researched and engaging portrait about one of the world's most famous women.
$19.95

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

Essential Greek

GRE531
Living Language
Living Language
2013
0307972194
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.
$22.95

Ancient Greece, Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization

GRE533
Robert Garland
Sterling Publishing Company
2013
365
1454909080
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A compact, accessible overview of the common life and culture of the ancient Greeks, including their perspectives on death, slaves, marriage and recreation. Part of Sterling's "Everyday Life" series by noted authors. Robert Garland is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics at Colgate University.
$17.95

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

Olive Odyssey, Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World

SYR33
Julie Angus
Douglas & McIntyre
2014
344
1553655141
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
In her humorous, honest narrative, Julie Angus explores the history of the olive, its oil and the important place it has in the culture of the Mediterranean.
$25.95

Things Can Only Get Feta

GRE556
Marjory Mcginn
Trafalgar Square
2014
310
1909657085
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Two journalists’ humorous and insightful journey through the Greek countryside, during Greece’s economic collapse, with their terrier in tow.
$12.95

Ikaria, Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

GRE570
Diane Kochilas
St. Martins
2014
288
1623362954
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part cookbook, part travelogue, this book journeys through the lives of ordinary Ikarians capturing their stories, recipes and secrets to long life.
$35.00

Greece Map

GRE579
Anavasi Maps
Anavasi Maps
2011
1
9609412114
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, shaded relief booklet map of mainland Greece and its isles. Includes an accompanying Greek/English translation booklet of cities and sites. Scaled to 1:800,000.
$16.95

Central Greece, Thessaly, Epirus Map

GRE580
Anavasi Maps
Aa Balkema
2010
1
9609412068
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, shaded relief booklet map of central Greece from Messolonghi in the south to Kozani in the north. Lists both Greek and English names of cities and sites. Scaled to 1:250,000.
$16.95

Peloponnese Map

GRE581
Anavasi Maps
Aa Balkema
2012
1
9608195632
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, shaded relief booklet map of Peloponnesia and its satellite islands. Lists both Greek and English names of cities and sites. Scaled to 1:200,000.
$16.95

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

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

Corfu Pocket Map

GRE647
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2017
1
3707910725
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This durable, laminated map features the island of Corfu at a scale of 1:100,000, with essential sites. Ideal for slipping into a back pocket and exploring. Multi-lingual, with English.
$9.95