Greece by Simonetta Lombardo
(Places and History)

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The Parthenon, the thousands of islands in a crystal clear sea, the monasteries of Meteora, suspended in the air, the splendours of the Byzantine mosaics and snow capped Mount Olympus are well known scenes, a part of our common cultural heritage, which leads us to often a rather superficial approach. But this extreme outpost of the Balkan Paninsula has much more to offer. The millennia-old stones of the ancient cities, the quality of the light, the friendliness of the people, the flavours and essences that make Greece the only country of its kind in the world, all these evoke a literature and culture which have determined the thinking of at least half the inhabitants of the planet. This book is a guide to the discovery of all its fascination and history, especially the most recent, lesser known events, taking the reader on a journey through the places of myth and the wilder regions, through the period of the Colonels and the fearless Macedonian warriors. Historic pictures of exceptional documentary value and superb photographs of the Greece of today, to help build up panorama of this marvellous country in the Mediterranean.
 

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Published May 28, 2001 by White Star. 136 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, History.