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Wicked Greek: For the Traveler

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For two thousand years visitors have been touring the rugged glory of Greece. But with a difference--when the early Romans went visiting, those wacky Greek gods were still holed up on Mount Olympus. Today they've come down, and they're driving taxis, tending bar, dancing and yelling and throwing plates around restaurants. All of which spells adventure for the unsuspecting tourist, and wonderful opportunity for Howard Tomb.

From the sneakily successful series of travel books with over 1 million copies in print, Wicked Greek is the phrasebook that takes the chaos out of the land that invented it. Here are pithy comments on retsina: "My wine tastes like a handful of pine needles." Tips on consulting the Oracle of the Ferry Schedules, including the Mystery of the Next Departure to Patmos. More than you ever dreamed possible about olives-including black, green, purple, briny, cracked, and this-makes-the-retsina-taste-good. Trojan War stories. Zeno's Paradox, Aristotle's Boo-Boo, Plato's Cave, and other philosophical conundrums that put us in the fix we're in today. Motorbike survival tips. Ella, word of a thousand meanings. And how to pursue romance with the natives.

Synopsis:

Put mere mortals in their place with the phrasebook that keeps the gods on your side.

Welcome to the World's First Theme Park

The Ugly Truth about Retsina

Real Men Don't Folk Dance

Zeus, Mighty Playgod

Consulting the Oracle for Ferry Schedules

Medea: What a Bitch!

Aristophanes Unplugged

Visiting Ancient Relics and Their Wives

What All the Widows Will Be Wearing This Summer

Divining the Hotel System

Synopsis:

Sixth in his successful series of Wicked travel books--with over 540,000 copies in print--Wicked Greek is the phrasebook that takes the chaos out of the land that invented it. Here are pithy comments on Greek wine, dance, olives, romance--even motorbike survival tips. Two-color illustrations throughout.

About the Author

Howard Tomb is the author of the Wicked Travel books. He also writes for the Sunday Travel Section of the New York Times.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

WELCOME TO GREECE
  • Welcome to Greece…5
  • Pronunciation Guide: It's Greek to Me!…6
  • Disclaimer…6
  • Welcome to the World's First Theme Park…7
  • Timeline: Find Your Ancestors…9
GETTING AROUND
  • Taxi to Agony…10
  • Turkish Insultamatic…12
  • Bust on the Bus Driver…13
  • Trojan Road Warrior…15
  • Common Road Signs…16
  • Consulting the Oracle for Ferry Schedules…17
  • Cruising the Styx…19
  • Nautical Deities…20
  • Island-Hopping With the Gods…21
  • The Winds of Mykonos…22
  • The Wild Two…23
  • Oedipus Rex's Long and Winding Road…24

CULTURE AND ARTS
  • Philosophy 101 B.C.…25
  • Aristophanes Unplugged…27
  • Zeus, Mighty Playgod…28
  • Flirting with Danger…29
  • Medea: What a Bitch…30
  • Saint Olympics…31

THE PRACTICAL TRAVELER
  • Divining the Hotel Rating System…33
  • Labyrinth of the Cheap Trinkets…35
  • Reach Out and Touch Someone at Random…37
  • Blue Water, Raw Garbage…38

THE PEOPLE
  • Visiting Ancient Relics and Their Wives…39
  • Sick O'Stucco…41
  • What All the Widows Will Be Wearing This Summer…42
  • Hangin' with the Homies…44
  • The Greek Way of Love: Division of Manly Affection…46
  • The Greek Way of Love: Division of Classical Coupling…47
  • Pagan Prayer…49

FOOD, WINE & ENTERTAINMENT
  • Point 'n' Tzatziki…50
  • Whacking the Squid…51
  • Your Waiter & Chaos…54
  • The Ugly Truth About Retsina…54
  • Olive Drab…55
  • Real Men Don't Folk Dance…56
  • Creating a Bouzouki-Free Zone…57
  • Party-Crashing Tips…59
  • The Liquid Salute…61
  • Nectar of the Demi-Gods…62
  • The Inevitable Thank-You Note…63

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563057076
Author:
Tomb, Howard
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
Greek (Modern)
Subject:
Greek language
Subject:
Conversation and phrase books
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Polyglot Phrasebooks
Subject:
Greece Guidebooks Humor.
Subject:
Multi-Language Phrasebooks
Subject:
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Polyglot Phrasebooks
Subject:
TRAVEL / Europe/Greece
Subject:
Greek language - Co
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Greek
Subject:
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Multi-Language Phrasebooks
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations throughout; two-color; 4 x
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6 x 4 x 0.19 in 0.13 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Put mere mortals in their place with the phrasebook that keeps the gods on your side.

Welcome to the World's First Theme Park

The Ugly Truth about Retsina

Real Men Don't Folk Dance

Zeus, Mighty Playgod

Consulting the Oracle for Ferry Schedules

Medea: What a Bitch!

Aristophanes Unplugged

Visiting Ancient Relics and Their Wives

What All the Widows Will Be Wearing This Summer

Divining the Hotel System

"Synopsis" by , Sixth in his successful series of Wicked travel books--with over 540,000 copies in print--Wicked Greek is the phrasebook that takes the chaos out of the land that invented it. Here are pithy comments on Greek wine, dance, olives, romance--even motorbike survival tips. Two-color illustrations throughout.
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