A Traveler's Greece: Exploring the History and Culture of Mainland Greece

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Categories: Travel
Publisher: SynergEbooks | Date published: 06/01/2005

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This is not just another travel book. Nor is it your standard history book. It is a literary adventure that takes you exploring the history and culture that made Greece what it was and is. Call it history on the hoof, your personal discovery of a whole new kind of travel experience. Sit with Agamemnon in the palace chamber where he gathered his chiefs to plan the expedition against Troy. Stand on the knoll at Thermopylae where remnants of the Spartan three hundred were cut down by a storm of Persian arrows. Toe the mark at Delphi, Epidauros and Olympia, then let imagination revel in the crowd's roar heard from two millennia past. At Mystras stand in contemplation above the double headed imperial eagle marking the spot where the last emperor of the line that began with Julius Caesar underwent the ritual of coronation before marching off to meet death and empire's end battling Turks on the walls of Constantinople. Get a feel for the history of the land that is Greece of today and yesterday. It aligns perceptual, emotional and intellectual values such that these Hellenic adventures can be a traveler's most memorable experience, plus be a good read for his armchair cousin--or for the traveler himself as retrospection from the vantage point of his favorite armchair at home. Ah, but you have been to Greece already? Then join our traveler through the pleasures of recollection. Let your travels live again in the mind's eye, now seen more vividly than before as you gain more than a post card's view of things.