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The Minotaur’s Genealogy

The Minotaur’s form,possibly derived from Near Eastern iconography, was explained in Greek myth through the story of his birth.Minos wished […]

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Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, […]

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The King Must Die: A Novel

by Mary Renault In this ambitious, ingenious narrative, celebrated historical novelist Mary Renault take legendary hero Theseus and spins his […]

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The Last of the Wine

by Mary Renault In The Last of the Wine, two young Athenians, Alexias and Lysis, compete in the palaestra, journey to […]

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The Persian Boy

by Mary Renault “It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so […]

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The Bull from the Sea

by Mary Renault A brilliant reconstruction of the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, […]

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The Mask of Apollo

by Mary Renault ‘Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend […]

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The Lion in the Gateway

by Mary Renault Subtitled, The Heroic Battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis, and Thermopylae, this is a […]

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The Praise Singer

by Mary Renault In the story of the great lyric poet Simonides, Mary Renault brings alive a time in Greece […]

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The Nature of Alexander

by Mary Renault The acclaimed biography of Alexander the Great by Mary Renault, the author of Fire from Heaven and The Persian Boy, two […]

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Report to Greco

by Nikos Kazantzakis The Greek writer reviews his life, his art, and his quest for spiritual truth

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LYRARAKIS Wines

”There is a land in the middle of the dark wine sea. Crete,(Odyssey) The Lyrarakis estate has a jewel: an […]

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Iliad and the Odyssey

by Homer, translated by Samuel Butler Two of the greatest adventure stories of all time, these timeless epics of war, […]

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The Greek Way

by Edith Hamilton Edith Hamilton buoyantly captures the spirit and achievements of the Greek civilization for our modern world. In The […]

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Santorini

Dead civilizations Can teach us still. The Aegean Late Bronze Age was punctuated by violent events and destructions, both natural […]

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Tyrian Purple

tyrian purple

The famously expensive Tyrian Purple, the purple-striped edges of a senatorial Roman toga and the phrase ‘Born to the Purple’ […]

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Wine

wine grares crete greece

Remnants of grape seeds have been found in vessels dating back to the Early Bronze age. Wine constitutes along with […]

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Dionysus

Dionysus

Based on the Orphic Theogony, Dionysus is the son of Zeus and Persephone or Semeli.Both these goddesses are of the […]

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Anthestiria

The Grand celebrations of the Anthestiria, in Ancient Greece reached its climax for 3 days, after a long period of […]

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