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Nardo, Don

Summary: Presents a biographical sketch of this fourth-century Greek philosopher before focusing on his trial and conviction and its legacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1997

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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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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

Davidson, James N.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 DAV

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: For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western civilization : How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2008

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

Palmer, Catherine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Palmer

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

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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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

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

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Stirred up by the cynical Apemantus. Timon retreats to the woods where he plots the destruction of Athens, the city that had formerly seemed to embody everything pleasurable and civilized. The cosmic scope of his hatred is communicated in a series of powerful and disturbing dramatic tableaux.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Arkangel Productions 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 822.33 SHA

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

Conner, Daniel

Summary: Retells, in comic book format, Shakespeare's play about the strange events that take place in a forest inhabited by fairies who magically transform the romantic fate of two young couples.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 CON

Curlee, Lynn.

Summary: A detailed history of the Parthenon exploring its construction and restoration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2004

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 726.12 Curlee

Summary: A comprehensive look at the eagerly anticipated New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, and the celebrated collection it houses. Marking the opening of the New Acropolis Museum, this book examines both its architecture and the archaeological treasures it was built to house. The building addresses the dramatic complexities of the collection and the site with minimalist simplicity by using three...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skira Rizzoli 2013

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 727.6 NEW

Summary: "Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the 'people's poet,' is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Blake, Kendare

Summary: "For the Goddess of Wisdom, what Athena didn't know could fill a book. So the assault on Olympus left them beaten and scattered and possibly dead. So they have to fight the Fates themselves, who, it turns out, are the source of the gods' illness. And sure, Athena is stuck in the underworld, holding the body of the only hero she has ever loved. But Hermes is still topside, trying to power up...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BLA

Summary: From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 1
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Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4

Kluger, Richard

Summary: In 1733, struggling printer John Peter Zenger scandalized colonial New York by launching the New-York Weekly Journal, which assailed the British governor as corrupt and arrogant -- a direct challenge to the prevailing law against "seditious libel", which criminalized any criticism of the government. Fronting for a group of powerful antiroyalist politicians, Zenger was jailed for nine months...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZENGER, JOHN PETER KLU

McMullan, Kate.

Summary: In this modern version of Greek mythology, Hades explains how a jealous Athena turned Medusa into a gorgon and what really happened when Perseus went hunting for Medusa's head.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MCM

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SparkNotes 2003

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 822.33 SHA

Shakespeare, William

Summary: William Shakespeare portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trajectory, Inc. 2013

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Millar, Martin.

Summary: "Aristophanes is inconsolable-his rival playwrights are hogging all the local attention, a pesky young wannabe poet won't leave him alone, his actors can't remember their lines, and his own festival sponsor seems to be conspiring against him, withholdingdirely needed funds for set design and, most importantly, giant phallus props. O woe, how can his latest comedy convince Athenian citizens to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soft Skull Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL