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The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times (New in Paper)
The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times (New in Paper)
by Adrienne Mayor
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"In this wonderful book, Adrienne Mayor successfully convinces us that some of our most treasured mythical creatures really were based on the skeletons of extinct animals. It is the best account ever concerning the real meaning of mythical creatures. And... (read more)

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Halicarnassian Studies, Vol. V
Halicarnassian Studies, Vol. V
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Halicarnassian Studies is a series concerned with all aspects of the ancient city of Halikarnassos and the region of Karia, including art, archaeology, philology, epigraphy, and history. The purpose of the series is to publish results of recent... (read more)

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Oracle
Oracle
by William J. Broad
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A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi Like Walking the Bible, this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most influential figures in... (read more)

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The World of Athens (Joint Association of Classical Teachers')
The World of Athens (Joint Association of Classical Teachers')
by Joint Association Of Classical Teacers
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The World of Athens is a serious, up-to-date account of the history and culture of fifth century Athens for adults, university students and sixth-formers with an intelligent interest in ancient Greece. The book, which is profusely illustrated, contains... (read more)

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Heraklion Museum - Illustrated Guide
Heraklion Museum - Illustrated Guide
by J A Sakellarakis
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From the remote Neolithic period the soil of Crete has lovingly protected priceless treasures, which have been, and are continually being brought to light by archaeological excavations.These masterpieces of Cretan, and especially of Minoan civilization... (read more)

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Greek Sculpture: The Late Classical Period and Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas (World of Art)
Greek Sculpture: The Late Classical Period and Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas (World of Art)
by John Boardman
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This sequel to Sir John Boardman's widely acclaimed handbooks on Greek sculpture of the Archaic and Classical periods brings the story down through the fourth century BC to the days of Alexander the Great. The author discusses the innovations of the... (read more)

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Greek Civilization
Greek Civilization
by Brian Sparkes
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It covers all the major themes of Ancient Greek history, set in the context of both the preceding and following periods.... (read more)

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The Acropolis: Global Fame, Local Claim (Materializing Culture)
The Acropolis: Global Fame, Local Claim (Materializing Culture)
by Eleana Yalouri
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The Acropolis in Athens has captured the imaginations of readers, writers and travellers for centuries and every year draws crowds from all over the world. One of the worlds most famous heritage sites, it has long been a national monument of Greece and a... (read more)

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The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece
The Lost Chalice: The Epic Hunt for a Priceless Masterpiece
by Vernon Silver
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A pulse-pounding real-life chase for an ancient masterpiece of immeasurable value . . . Sotheby's. New York City. June 19, 1990. Nothing of its kind had been sold to the public in more than a century. On a warm June evening on Manhattan's Upper East... (read more)

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The Lost Chalice: The Real-Life Chase for One of the World's Rarest Masterpieces -- a Priceless 2,500-Year-Old Artifact Depicting the Fa
The Lost Chalice: The Real-Life Chase for One of the World's Rarest Masterpieces -- a Priceless 2,500-Year-Old Artifact Depicting the Fa
by Vernon Silver
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“A riveting story of tomb robbers and antiquities smugglers, high-stakes auctioneers and the princely chiefs of the worlds most prestigious museums….A terrific read, from start to finish.”—James L. Swanson, New York Times... (read more)

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Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism
Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism
by Cathy Gere
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In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching questions about human history, art, and culture. With... (read more)

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The Ancient Olympics
The Ancient Olympics
by Nigel Spivey
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The word "athletics" is derived from the Greek verb "to struggle or to suffer for a prize." As Nigel Spivey reveals in this engaging account of the Olympics in ancient Greece, "suffer" is putting it mildly. Indeed, the Olympics were not so much a... (read more)

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Santorini Guide To the Island & Its Archaeolog
Santorini Guide To the Island & Its Archaeolog
by Christos Doumas
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INTRODUCTION: Geography and Geology; Historical Outline; Archaeological Research; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES: PREHISTORIC THERA: AKROTIRI: The Houses; Pottery; Wall-Paintings; Stone Tools and Vessels; Miniature Art and Metal-Working; External Relations... (read more)

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Greek Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Greek Lands
Greek Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Greek Lands
by Paul MacKendrick
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"Paul MacKendrick has a thrilling tale to tell. . . . His book is for those who want an authoritative exposition of what archaeologists are accomplishing in Greek lands."--New York Times Book... (read more)

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The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods: Greek Sacred Architecture
The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods: Greek Sacred Architecture
by Vincent Scully
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When The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods first appeared in 1962, it was hailed by the critics for it erudition, historical imagination and boldness. Subsequently, this comprehensive study of Greek temples and site-planning has been widely accepted as a... (read more)

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Greece: Temples, Tombs, and Treasures
Greece: Temples, Tombs, and Treasures
by Time Life
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Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.... (read more)

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The Mycenaeans
The Mycenaeans
by Lord Willia Taylour
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Studies the distinctive culture of the Mycenaeans, examining the architectural, engineering and artistic achievements of this civilization which dominated the pre-Classical era of Greek history.... (read more)

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Worshipping Athena : Panathenaia and Parthenon (96 Edition)
Worshipping Athena : Panathenaia and Parthenon (96 Edition)
by Jenifer (ed.) Neils
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The foremost religious festival of ancient Athens—the city dedicated to Athena, goddess of war, fertility, arts, and wisdom—was the Panathenaia. Challenging old assumptions and refuting new theories, Worshipping Athena addresses the many... (read more)

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Discoveries: Search for Ancient Greece (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Search for Ancient Greece (Discoveries)
by Francoise Etienne
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Etienne takes readers on a fascinating voyage of discovery--of ancient Greek civilization and of the people who studied it. Why has Greece served as a model for so many other civilizations? How did technology and politics combine in the growth of... (read more)

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The Bull of Minos
The Bull of Minos
by Leonard Cottrell
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This title explores the most remote beginnings of the Mediterranean civilizations that became classical Greece, and produces evidence to show that Homer's kings and heroes were almost certainly flesh and bone. It is the story of the great archaeological... (read more)

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