Book Size: 5" x 9"

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566827

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: full-color photos , maps

Release date: 2007

Category:

Ancient Greece

An Explorer's Guide

By & Elizabeth Parker Neave

$ 24

“This handsome guide almost explodes with its abundance of information for travelers considering a visit to Greece. The first three chapters, ‘Envisioning and Planning Your Trip,’ ‘A Walk Through Ancient Greece,’ and ‘Getting Acquainted with Greece,’ cover both relevant history and practical information for visitors… Four minutely detailed itineraries follow, taking the reader day by day through Crete (Minoan Greece), the Peloponnese (Mycenaean Greece), Athens (classical Greece), and the Cyclades (Aegean Greece). These cover where to stay, what roads to take, when to arrive, restaurants, prices, etc… The color photographs are impressive. Recommended….” – Library Journal

About this book

Few locations in the world offer as many captivating ancient sites and monuments as Greece, and the ancients who built them knew how to choose spectacular natural settings that in themselves would satisfy any traveler.

With its text rich in maps, site plans, and photographs, Ancient Greece provides potential explorers eager to bask in both beauty and history with a wealth of material to ignite the imagination and facilitate trip planning. Authors Meagher and Neave structure the book around four itineraries, three of which correspond to distinct eras and regions. The Minoan itinerary unfolds on Crete; the Mycenaean is focused on the Peloponnese; the Classical itinerary on Athens. The final, eclectic itinerary focuses on the Cyclades and features island-hopping and a survey of the full span of Greek antiquity from the late Neolithic Age through the Classical period when the island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo, was the religious center of the Aegean. Each itinerary includes witty and erudite explorations of mythology, history, literature, archaeology, and architecture, as well as concrete help finding the most stunning sites that preserve and breathe that history today.

Chapters include:

Envisioning and Planning Your Trip

A Walk through Ancient Greece

Itinerary I: Crete (Minoan Greece, 1900-1400 BCE)

Itinerary II: The Peloponnese (Mycenaean Greece, 1500-1100 BCE)

Itinerary III: Athens and Environs (Classical Greece, 500-336 BCE)

Itinerary IV: The Cyclades (Aegean Greece, 3000-400 BCE)

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About the authors

Robert Emmet Meagher is professor of humanities at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and the author or translator of nearly two dozen books. Meagher is best known for his theatrical translations of Euripides, most of which have been commissioned by Irene Papas, with whom he has frequently collaborated.

The late Michael Joyce, of the National Theatre of Great Britain and the Samuel Beckett Centre, cited Meagher as “the finest living translator of Greek drama.”

Elizabeth Parker Neave has traveled extensively in Greece for two decades, and for several years collaborated on the Frommer's guides to the Greek Islands. She is co-author (with Robert Emmet Meagher) of Ancient Ireland: An Explorer's Guide. She currently teaches elementary school in Connecticut.

Reviews

“This handsome guide almost explodes with its abundance of information for travelers considering a visit to Greece. The first three chapters, ‘Envisioning and Planning Your Trip,’ ‘A Walk Through Ancient Greece,’ and ‘Getting Acquainted with Greece,’ cover both relevant history and practical information for visitors… Four minutely detailed itineraries follow, taking the reader day by day through Crete (Minoan Greece), the Peloponnese (Mycenaean Greece), Athens (classical Greece), and the Cyclades (Aegean Greece). These cover where to stay, what roads to take, when to arrive, restaurants, prices, etc… The color photographs are impressive. Recommended….” – Library Journal

“An impressive addition for any personal or community library travel guide reference collection, and… is especially recommended for non-specialist general reader contemplating a trip to Greece.” – James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review

“…the relatively compact Ancient Greece: An Explorer’s Guide is the right book to pick up when you have an inkling that you want to take a trip to Greece. It not only contains a wealth of travel hints and information about antiquities, but also is written from the heart by two people who declare and ‘obsession with ancient Greece’.” – Greek News, Greek-American Weekly Newspaper

About the Author

Elizabeth Parker Neave has traveled extensively in Greece for two decades, and for several years collaborated on the Frommer’s guides to the Greek Islands. She is co-author (with Robert Emmet Meagher) of Ancient Ireland: An Explorer’s Guide. She currently teaches elementary school in Connecticut.

Additional information

Author

Meagher, Robert Emmet

Author 2

Neave, Elizabeth Parker

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

320

Type

PB

Illustrations

full-color photos , maps

Release date

2007

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

An Explorer's Guide

Format

5" x 9"

Reviews

"This handsome guide almost explodes with its abundance of information for travelers considering a visit to Greece. The first three chapters , 'Envisioning and Planning Your Trip , ' 'A Walk Through Ancient Greece , ' and 'Getting Acquainted with Greece , ' cover both relevant history and practical information for visitors… Four minutely detailed itineraries follow , taking the reader day by day through Crete (Minoan Greece) , the Peloponnese (Mycenaean Greece) , Athens (classical Greece) , and the Cyclades (Aegean Greece). These cover where to stay , what roads to take , when to arrive , restaurants , prices , etc… The color photographs are impressive. Recommended…." – Library Journal "å¢ "An impressive addition for any personal or community library travel guide reference collection , and… is especially recommended for non-specialist general reader contemplating a trip to Greece." -James A. Cox , The Midwest Book Review "å¢ "…the relatively compact Ancient Greece: An Explorer's Guide is the right book to pick up when you have an inkling that you want to take a trip to Greece. It not only contains a wealth of travel hints and information about antiquities , but also is written from the heart by two people who declare and 'obsession with ancient Greece'." – Greek News , Greek-American Weekly Newspaper

MainReview

"This handsome guide almost explodes with its abundance of information for travelers considering a visit to Greece. The first three chapters, 'Envisioning and Planning Your Trip, ' 'A Walk Through Ancient Greece, ' and 'Getting Acquainted with Greece, ' cover both relevant history and practical information for visitors… Four minutely detailed itineraries follow, taking the reader day by day through Crete (Minoan Greece), the Peloponnese (Mycenaean Greece), Athens (classical Greece), and the Cyclades (Aegean Greece). These cover where to stay, what roads to take, when to arrive, restaurants, prices, etc… The color photographs are impressive. Recommended…." – Library Journal