Greece Book Recommendations

Old Jan 11th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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Greece Book Recommendations

Prefer an easy reading book on ancient Greek history and any recommenations for historical novels. Any ideas?
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Old Jan 11th, 2004, 02:06 PM
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You might enjoy "Travelers' Tales Greece" which is a collection of short stories by Paul Theroux, Lawrence Durrell and many others.
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Old Jan 11th, 2004, 02:19 PM
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Mary Renault wrote eight fantastic novels based on ancient Greece.
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"Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield
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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.
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Marilyn,"thanks, I was trying to think of Renault's title of one particular book. It's "The Persian Boy!"
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