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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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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

Pilcher, Alex

Summary: "Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical or tender, discreetly coded or defiantly outspoken. This book illustrates the wide variety of queer art from around the world -- exploring bodies and identity, love and desire, prejudice and protest through drawing, painting, photography,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tate Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 PIL

Miller, Madeline.

13 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the Trojan War.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2012

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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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Summary: "Emmy Award-winner John Scagliotti, producer of the landmark films "Before Stonewall" and "After Stonewall", guides us in a wondrous tour of erotic history, poetry and visual art in this point-of-view documentary on same-sex desire from ancient times to Victorian crimes. He explores how the sexual revolution of the 1960s and the growth of LGBT political power in the 1990s cleared the path for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEF

Lin, Jeremy Atherton

Summary: Strobing lights and dark rooms; throbbing house and drag queens on counters; first kisses, last call: the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression—whatever your scene, whoever you’re seeking. But in urban centers around the world, they are closing, a cultural demolition that has Jeremy Atherton Lin wondering: What was the gay bar? How have they shaped him? And could...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 LIN

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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Univ Pr 2014

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 MCD

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 McDougall 2015

Unsworth, Barry

Summary: With the Greek fleet trapped in the straits of Aulis by storms, Iphigeneia, the daughter of Agamemnon, is brought to the coast under false pretenses in order to sacrifice her to appease the gods and allow the ships to continue their voyage to Troy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UNS

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

Chevat, Richie

Summary: "Through engrossing narratives, letters, drawings, poems, and more, the book encourages young readers, of all identities, to feel pride at the accomplishments of the LGBTQ people who came before them and to use history as a guide to the future.The storieshe shares include those of: Thomas Morton, who celebrated same-sex love in Boston's Puritan community in the 1620s; Albert D.J. Cashier, an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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Hull, Robert

Summary: Examines the legacy of ancient Greece through its seafaring adventures, including war on land and sea, trade, and the proliferation of Greek colonies throughout the Mediterranean region.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Watts 1999

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

Gage, Eleni N.

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 949.53 GAGE, Eleani GAG

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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

Freely, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: I.B. Tauris 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.9585 CYC

Jong, Erica.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

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

Wolf, Naomi

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Naomi Wolf, Outrages explores the history of state-sponsored censorship and violations of personal freedoms through the inspiring, forgotten history of one writer’s refusal to stay silenced.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 821.009 WOL

Makinson, Randell L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gibbs Smith 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720.9 MAK

Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Alexander the Great's conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, from northern Greece to modern Pakistan, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in their place. He led from the front and was often wounded. He claimed to be the son of a god, but he was actually the son of Philip II. In Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 GOL

Connelly, Joan Breton

Summary: "A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon hasbeen revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the ancient society from which we derive our highest ideals. It was understood to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720 Connelly

Ureneck, Lou

Summary: In September 1922, the richest city of the Mediterranean was burned, and countless numbers of Christian refugees killed. The city was Smyrna, and the event was the final episode of the 20th Century’s first genocide — the slaughter of three million Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians of the Ottoman Empire. The slaughter at Smyrna occurred as warships of the great powers stood by — the United States,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.1 URE

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