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Greece is famous for its glorious history, archaeological wealth, democracy and contribution to sciences, but it is also a land of rich folk heritage. A Greek Folk Journey acquaints you with this folk heritage by providing an insight into the abundance of customs, festivals and events to be found in all corners of the country, presented by the month. Ancient and more recent traditions live on in many of Greece's cities, towns or the smallest of villages, thanks to the dedication of local communities, cultural associations and local authorities. Many of the events have historic or religious backgrounds, others are contests or sporting competitions, including world-famous marathons, sailing regattas and chess tournaments. Interesting seasonal produce festivals also feature, such as cherry, watermelon, fig, mushroom, olive and wine festivals. Commercial and agricultural fairs, which have a local flavour and where entertainment and delicacies are offered to visitors, are described to entice you. And if that is not enough, A Greek Folk Journey serves up regional dishes, helping you to savour the flavours of glorious Greece.
The Rough Guide Snapshot to the Cyclades is the ultimate travel guide to this spectacular region of Greece. It guides you through each island in the group with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions from unforgettable sunsets over Santorini and the unspoilt beaches of Milos to the winding lanes of Mykonos Town and the cool mountain trails of Naxos. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best caf├ęs, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Greece, with all the practical information you need from food and accommodation costs to ferry timetables, plus the lowdown on festivals and activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Greece. Full coverage: Kea (Tzia),Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimolos, Andhros, Tinos, Mykonos, Delos (Dhilos), Syros, Paros, Naxos, Lesser Cyclades, Amorgos, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandhros, Santorini (Thira), Anafi. (Equivalent printed page extent 92 pages).
Christy Constantakopoulou examines the history of the Aegean islands and changing concepts of insularity, with particular emphasis on the fifth century BC. Islands are a prominent feature of the Aegean landscape, and this inevitably created a variety of different (and sometimes contradictory) perceptions of insularity in classical Greek thought. Geographic analysis of insularity emphasizes the interplay between island isolation and island interaction, but the predominance of islands in the Aegean sea made island isolation almost impossible. Rather, island connectivity was an important feature of the history of the Aegean and was expressed on many levels. Constantakopoulou investigates island interaction in two prominent areas, religion and imperial politics, examining both the religious networks located on islands in the ancient Greek world and the impact of imperial politics on the Aegean islands during the fifth century.
A practical guide to hopping the islands of Greece. It covers every inhabited Greek island and mainland port, and the Turkish Aegean coast. Town and island maps are provided, along with ferry timetables which are updated for the year 2002. There are notes on sightseeing and antiquities, with suggested itineraries for different tastes. The volume also offers details of accommodation to suit all budgets, and Internet cafes are mapped and listed.
Text and illustrations provide an introduction to the myths and legends of the Greeks and Romans.
The fourth edition of CLASSICAL MYTH continues to frame ancient Greek and Roman myths and legends within their anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts. This text also provides students with modern translations of ancient works, information on the influence of Near Eastern myth, and concise sidebar essays that demonstrate how specific myths were appropriated in later times. The fourth edition includes: Additional readings from ancient sources Completely revised bibliographies of modern works Over 200 images to help students visualize mythical personalities and events Accompanying this text is a Companion Website(TM) offering tools for instructors and students alike. Visit www.prenhall.com/powell for updated links to a vast array of resources, an interactive study guide, self-scoring quizzes, and more. PICK A PENGUIN! Prentice Hall is delighted to offer select Penguin Putnam titles to use in conjunction with this text at a discounted price. Contact your Prentice Hall sales representative for more details.
A huge collection of studies, many leading to the identification of the provenance of particular wares.(Fitch Laboratory , British School at Athens 1986)

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