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Nidwaldner_Chris Jan 11th, 2004 02:52 PM

Greece Book Recommendations
 
Prefer an easy reading book on ancient Greek history and any recommenations for historical novels. Any ideas?

AP6380 Jan 11th, 2004 03:06 PM

You might enjoy "Travelers' Tales Greece" which is a collection of short stories by Paul Theroux, Lawrence Durrell and many others.

cigalechanta Jan 11th, 2004 03:19 PM

Mary Renault wrote eight fantastic novels based on ancient Greece.

resipsaloquitur Jan 11th, 2004 04:18 PM

"Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield

Marilyn Jan 11th, 2004 04:40 PM

Another vote for Mary Renault, and also Gore Vidal's Creation for a look (not terribly complimentary) at early Greek history through the eyes of a Persian.

cigalechanta Jan 11th, 2004 04:52 PM

Marilyn,"thanks, I was trying to think of Renault's title of one particular book. It's "The Persian Boy!"
Vidal's got more Press :)


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