Guide to Greece

Southern Greece
Author: Pausanias
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140442267
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 560
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Written by a Greek traveller in the second century ad for a principally Roman audience, Pausanias� Guide to Greece is a comprehensive, extraordinarily literate and well-informed guidebook for tourists of the age. Concentrating on buildings, tombs and statues, it also describes in detail the myths, religious beliefs and historical background behind the monuments considered. In doing so, it preserves Greek legends, quotes classical literature and poetry that would otherwise have been lost, and offers a fascinating depiction of the glory of classical Greece immediately before its third-century decline. This, the second of two volumes, explores Southern Greece including Sparta, Arkadia, Bassae and the games at Olympia. An inspiration to travellers and writers across the ages, including Byron and Shelley, it remains one of the most influential of all travel books.

Guide to Greece

Southern Greece
Author: Pausanias
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141964847
Category: History
Page: 560
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Written by a Greek traveller in the second century ad for a principally Roman audience, Pausanias' Guide to Greece is a comprehensive, extraordinarily literate and well-informed guidebook for tourists of the age. Concentrating on buildings, tombs and statues, it also describes in detail the myths, religious beliefs and historical background behind the monuments considered. In doing so, it preserves Greek legends, quotes classical literature and poetry that would otherwise have been lost, and offers a fascinating depiction of the glory of classical Greece immediately before its third-century decline. This, the second of two volumes, explores Southern Greece including Sparta, Arkadia, Bassae and the games at Olympia. An inspiration to travellers and writers across the ages, including Byron and Shelley, it remains one of the most influential of all travel books.

Greece

The Peloponnese
Author: Andrew Bostock
Publisher: Bradt Publications
ISBN: 1841624519
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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The Peloponnese contains a huge diversity of landscape, everything from the classic image of Greece - white sand beaches and sleepy white-washed villages through to the ancient sites of Olympia and Mycenae, Byzantine churches and medieval fortresses; towering mountains for hiking and skiing, olive groves which produce the finest fruit, and mountains covered in flowers. In recent months Greece has undergone a well-publicized economic meltdown. However cheaper prices and the expense of long-haul tourism has actually led to an increase in visitor numbers. The government is keen to invest in tourism as a way to reinvigorate the country. Specific examples of this are the new year-round flights from Athens to Kalamata and a major new international spa / golf resort in Messinia. Greece is no longer an 'easy' travel destination and there as been an increase in the trend towards independent travel, away from package tourism. The new edition reflects this with reviews of the plentiful new accommodation, details of independent tours and activities as well as excellent coverage of off-the-beaten-track sites and attractions. Greek expert, Andrew Bostock leads travellers to hidden villages, sophisticated towns, and to other top attractions - one of Europe's most spectacular train journeys and the tower houses of the famed Mani. He explores the lesser-known sites and attractions, including details of places not covered anywhere else. The guide is packed with information on agritourism spots, eco-conscious boutique hotels, camping under the stars, rustic tavernas and locally grown produce. Traditionally the tourist season in Greece is the summer, but this is fast changing, with savvy travelers discovering the wild flowers of spring, the joys of the olive harvest in late autumn, and skiing opportunities during the winter. Bird life and marine life are also a huge attraction for visitors to the Peloponnese. The guide also focuses on the colourful life of the traditional 'paneyiri' and those who still embrace the Greek spirit of 'philoxenia'.

Pausanias' Guide to Ancient Greece


Author: Christian Habicht
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520061705
Category: History
Page: 205
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A Greek who lived in Asia Minor during the second century A.D., Pausanias traveled through Greece and wrote an invaluable description of its classical sites that is a treasure trove of information on archaeology, religion, history, and art. Although ignored during his own time, Pausanias is increasingly important in ours--to historians, tourists, and archaeologists. Christian Habicht offers a wide-ranging study of Pausanias' work and personality. He investigates his background, chronology, and methods, and also discusses Pausanias' value as a guide for modern scholars and travellers, his attitude toward the Roman world he lived in, and his reception among critics in modern times. A new preface summarizes the most recent scholarship.

Mani

Travels in the Southern Peloponnese
Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Peloponnesus
Page: 320
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Pausanias' Guide to Greece

In Two Volumes : to which the Translator Has Added Extensive Notes Concerning the Theological and Philosophical Significance of Pausanias' Descriptions
Author: Pausanias
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781898910312
Category: Greece
Page: 759
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Pausanias' invaluable guide to the history, myths and legends of central and southern Greece as remembered and celebrated in his time (the second century, C.E.) Taylor adds many notes concerning the philosophical and theology background to Pausanias' description. The volume includes a comprehensive index. In two volumes.

Lonely Planet Greek Islands


Author: Lonely Planet,Korina Miller,Alexis Averbuck,Anna Kaminski,Craig McLachlan,Zora O'Neill,Leonid Ragozin,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Helena Smith,Richard Waters
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787019500
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Greek Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at clifftop sunsets in Santorini; get lost in the twisting, cobbled alleyways of Rhodes’ Old Town; and indulge in Crete’s unique cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Greek Islands and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Greek Islands: Colour maps and images throughout Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, wildlife, cuisine Free, convenient pull-outAthens map (included in print version), plus over 105 local maps Covers Athens, Crete, the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades, Santorini, the Saronic Gulf Islands, Dodecanese, the Northeastern Aegean Islands, Evia, the Sporades, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Greek Islands, our most comprehensive guide to the Greek Islands, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled Looking for more coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Greeceguide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. Looking for a guide focused on Crete? Check out our Lonely Planet Crete guide for a comprehensive look at all the island has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths


Author: Stephen P. Kershaw
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472107543
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance. This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.

Ancient Greece

Art, Architecture, and History
Author: Marina Belozerskaya,Kenneth D. S. Lapatin
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892366958
Category: Social Science
Page: 143
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They reflected - and projected - essential cultural values, whether they were intended for religious sanctuaries for aristocratic drinking parties, civic squares or tombs."--BOOK JACKET.

Roumeli

Travels in Northern Greece
Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175204
Category: Travel
Page: 280
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Roumeli is not to be found on present-day maps. It is the name once given to northern Greece—stretching from the Bosporus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth, a name that evokes a world where the present is inseparably bound up with the past. Roumeli describes Patrick Leigh Fermor’s wanderings in and around this mysterious and yet very real region. He takes us with him among Sarakatsan shepherds, to the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, and on a mission to track down a pair of Byron’s slippers at Missolonghi. As he does, he brings to light the inherent conflicts of the Greek inheritance—the tenuous links to the classical and Byzantine heritage, the legacy of Ottoman domination—along with an underlying, even older world, traces of which Leigh Fermor finds in the hills and mountains and along stretches of barely explored coast. Roumeli is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor’s famous Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese.

Pausanias

Travel and Memory in Roman Greece
Author: Pausanias
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195346831
Category: History
Page: 392
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Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias as a multifaceted lens yielding indispensable information about the cultural world of Roman Greece.

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome


Author: Edward Bispham
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748627146
Category: History
Page: 616
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The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.

Lonely Planet Greek Islands


Author: Lonely Planet,Alexis Averbuck,Korina Miller,Craig McLachlan,Zora O'Neill,Leonid Ragozin,Andrea Schulte-Peevers,Anna Kaminski,Helena Smith,Richard Waters
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9781786574473
Category: Travel
Page: 608
View: 4606

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Lonely Planet Greek Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at clifftop sunsets in Santorini; get lost in the twisting, cobbled alleyways of Rhodes' Old Town; and indulge in Crete's unique cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Greek Islands and begin your journey now!

Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens

A History of Ancient Greece
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198727887
Category: Greece
Page: 544
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A fascinating, accessible, and up-to-date history of the Ancient Greeks. Covering the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and centred around the disunity of the Greeks, their underlying cultural unity, and their eventual political unification.

Harry Mount's Odyssey

Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus
Author: Harry Mount
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472904680
Category: History
Page: 288
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Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks. Of the four classical orders of architecture, three were invented by the Greeks and the fourth, the only one the Romans could come up with, was a combination of two of the former.The powerful ghost of ancient Greece still lingers on in the popular mind as the first great civilization and one of the most influential in the creation of modern thought. It is the starting block of Western European civilization. In his new Odyssey, eminent writer Harry Mount tells the story of ancient Greece while on the trail of its greatest son, Odysseus. In the charming, anecdotal style of his bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, Harry visits Troy, still looming over the plain where Achilles dragged Hector's body through the dust, and attempts to swim the Hellespont, in emulation of Lord Byron and the doomed Greek lover, Leander. Whether in Odysseus's kingdom on Ithaca, Homer's birthplace of Chios or the Minotaur's lair on Crete, Mount brings the Odyssey - and ancient Greece - back to life.

Classical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome


Author: John Onians
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300075335
Category: Art
Page: 306
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An inquiry into the foundations of European culture. The account ranges from the Greek Dark Ages to the Christianisation of Rome, revealing how the experience of a constantly changing physical environment influenced the inhabitants of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece

Civil Society at the European Frontline
Author: Jennifer Clarke,Asteris Huliaras
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317177304
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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Organised civil society in Greece is generally regarded as weak with rankings for associational density, volunteerism and levels of social capital traditionally among the lowest in Europe. Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece explores the context behind the statistics and general perceptions of a society of takers, not givers. Stereotypes of a country living beyond its means have been exacerbated by the Eurozone crisis but, since 2008, there has in fact been a great proliferation of organised civil society initiatives in the country. Has the financial crisis seen a belated awakening of Greek civil society? Offering a broad overview of contemporary civil society in Greece this book explores how various characteristics of the country's socio-political context have affected the development of the third sector and examines the effect of the economic crisis on it. Expert contributors combine macro-level analyses with local case studies to form a fascinating new study on the influences of national and regional context on civil society development. Their findings provide not only for a better understanding of similar movements, but also contribute to wider academic debates on societal responses to economic crises.

Greece

An Oxford Archaeological Guide
Author: Christopher Mee,Antony Spawforth
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780192880581
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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This illustrated Guide written by experts offers up-to-date descriptions and plans of over a hundred major and minor archaeological sites in mainland Greece, dating from the Neolithic to the early Christian eras. There is extensive background information on each site and on the general history and archaeology of Greece in this period.

The Magus


Author: John Fowles
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316230235
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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The novel widely considered John Fowles's masterpiece: "A dynamo of suspense and horror....A dizzying, electrifying chase through the labyrinth of the soul....Read it in one sitting if possible-but read it" (New York Times). The Magus is the story of Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching assignment on a remote Greek island. There his friendship with a local millionaire evolves into a deadly game, one in which reality and fantasy are deliberately manipulated, and Nicholas must fight for his sanity and his very survival.