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Summary: Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1998

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Summary: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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Edwards, Roberta

Summary: "Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. But what many people don't know is that it only served as a temple for a couple hundred years. It then became a church, then a mosque, and by the end of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. When an enemy army fired hundreds of cannon balls at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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Barnett, Mary.

Contents: Greece: the land and the people -- Religion: from prehistory to history -- The birth of the gods -- The gods of Olympus -- The heroes -- The Trojan War and the return of Odysseus -- The royal houses of Argolis and Thebes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithmark 1996

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 292.13 BAR

McDougall, Christopher

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796 MCD

McDougall, Christopher

Summary: "While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: how did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 MCD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 MCD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 McDougall 2015

Summary: 20 year old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancé, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ma

Summary: "Takes the viewer on an incredible journey to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Acropolis and the Parthenon - now and as they once were - and the majesty of the remains of Delphi, including the inspiring Temple of Zeus. Featuring: new location footage; stylish period reconstructions; ground-breaking 3D graphics and animation sequences; interpretations and analyses by the world's leading...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur International Films 2006

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Hardyman, Robyn

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Summary: Presents several of the most dangerous, dirty, and otherwise unpleasant jobs done in ancient Greece and Rome, including peasant, slave, Olympic pankratist, laborer, fuller, gladiator, and soldier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Hewitt, Cameron

Summary: Presents a guide to accommodations, restaurants, transportation, archaeological sites, museums, shopping, and entertainment in the ancient city, central Greece, and several of the most important Greek islands.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.8 GRE

Summary: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD 300

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE THR

Steves, Rick

Summary: Walk in the steps of Socrates, test the acoustics of the amphitheater of Epidavros, and set sail for Santorini: with Rick Steves on your side, Greece can be yours!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon, Travel 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.8 GRE

McGregor, James H. (James Harvey)

Summary: Revered as the birthplace of Western thought and democracy, Athens is much more than an open-air museum filled with crumbling monuments to ancient glory. Athens takes readers on a journey from the classical city-state to today's contemporary capital, revealing a world-famous metropolis that has been resurrected and redefined time and again. Although the Acropolis remains the city's anchor,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 949.512 MCG

Summary: 20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancee, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MAM

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAM RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MAM

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS MAM

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Mamma 2008

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Summary: When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their odyssey in. On the way, they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy, and the meaning of life! Featuring locations such as: Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the unique island...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Summary: Two young brothers search for their birth father across the colorful landscape of Greece.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Angelos, James

Summary: "A transporting, good-humored, and revealing account of Greece's dire troubles, reported from the mountain villages, idyllic islands, and hardscrabble streets that define the country today In recent years, small Greece, often associated with ancient philosophers and marble ruins, whitewashed villages and cerulean seas, has been at the center of a debt crisis that has sown economic and social...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 949.5 ANG

Brewer, Stephen

Summary: The recent economic crisis in Greece has, paradoxically enough, created better conditions for tourism. The Greeks are painfully aware that tourism is their best-functioning remaining industry. They value the visitor as never before, treat them with a warmth and courtesy that exceeds what you’ll find in other parts of Europe. And more people are therefore coming here in unprecedented numbers. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Frommer Media LLC 2017

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Herman, Eleanor

Summary: While Prince Alexander succumbs to the evil influence of Smoke Blood magic, his betrothed travels from afar to unite their kingdoms against the darkness threatening them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Teen 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HER

Summary: Based on Gerald Durrell's trilogy of Corfu novels, this latest series sees sparky English widow Louisa Durrell and her brood continue to put down roots in their dilapidated rented house, alongside an ever-increasing menagerie of animals brought home by youngest son Gerry.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DUR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Du 3

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Durrells 2018

Miller, Korina

Summary: Lonely Planet Greek Islands is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander along cobbled footpaths, laze on isolated sandy coves and witness some of the best sunsets in the world; all with your trusted travel companion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet Publiscations Pty Ltd. 2016

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Summary: The future's looking bright for the eccentric Durrells; catch up with their lives on the beautiful island of Corfu in the fourth and final season. Most of the family struggles with individual business ventures from running a guest house, attempting to get published, starting a beauty salon, and opening a zoo.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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3 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DUR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Du 4

Summary: Set in ancient Greece, this film follows two stories: the tragic tale of a young shepherd's disasterous attempt to find affection from an older village girl with whom he has fallen in love, and an adulterous affair between an older shepherd and a fisherman's wife.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinema Epoch 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA YOU

Everitt, Anthony

Summary: "What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world's greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial portrait. More than two millennia have passed, but Alexander the Great is still a household name. His life was an adventure story and took him to every corner of the ancient world. His memory and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALEXANDER THE GREAT EVE

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