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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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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 MCI
Call number: DVD 938 MIC

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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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY ACTION/ADVENTURE THR

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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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHE

Marx, Jonny

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 360 Degrees, an imprint of Tiger Tales 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 938 MAR

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

Romm, James S.

Summary: Romm's dive into the last decades of ancient Greek freedom leading up to Alexander the Great's destruction of Thebes--and the saga of the greatest military corps of the age, the Theban Sacred Band, a unit composed of 150 pairs of male lovers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938.4 ROM

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 Non-fiction, Call number: Sport Adv McDougall

Markham, Lauren

Summary: "A provocative, virtuosic inquiry that reveals how the valorization of times and migrations past are intimately linked to our exclusion and demonization of migrants in the present. When and how did migration become a crime? Why did "Greek ideals" become foundational to the West's idea of itself? How have our personal migration myths -and our nostalgia for a lost world of clear borders and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2024

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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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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ANC

Hardyman, Robyn

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 937 HAR

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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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Fiennes, Peter

Summary: It's now a golden age for these tales – they crop up in novels, films and popular culture. But what's the modern relevance of Theseus, Hera and Pandora? Were these stories ever meant for children? And what's to be seen now at the places where heroes fought and gods once quarrelled? Peter Fiennes travels to the sites of some of the most famous Greek myths, on the trail of hope, beauty and a new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld Publications 2021

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Fry, Stephen

Summary: "A retelling of the Greek myth of the Trojan war"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 398.2 FRY

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 Video Discs, Call number: DVD 300

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

Forsyth, Kate

Summary: Set in Crete during World War II, Alenka, a young woman who fights with the resistance against the brutal Nazi occupation finds herself caught between her traitor of a brother and the man she loves, an undercover agent working for the Allies. May 1941. German paratroopers launch a blitzkrieg from the air against Crete. They are met with fierce defiance, the Greeks fighting back with daggers,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Forsyth

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 Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MAM

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

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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

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 Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TRI

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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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN XEN

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Summary: "Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of legendary figures at the Minoan palace, swim in the turquoise waters of idyllic Zakynthos bay, or watch the sun set over Corfu from Kaiser's throne, this travel guide makes sure you experience all that the Greek Islands have to offer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley Limited 2023

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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: 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 Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN 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

Beaton, Roderick

Summary: A sweeping history of the Greeks, from the Bronze Age to today More than two thousand years ago, the Greek city-states, led by Athens and Sparta, laid the foundation for much of modern science, the arts, politics, and law. But the influence of the Greeks did not end with the rise and fall of this classical civilization. As historian Roderick Beaton illustrates, over three millennia Greek...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2021

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