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Athens : A Cultural and Literary History - Gilles Munier

Athens

A Cultural and Literary History

Paperback

Published: 1st May 2004
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This travel guide-cum-history by a former British ambassador to Greece/historian who lives in Athens focuses mainly on the city that became the modern capital in 1834. But as the Olympics exemplify, the past is part of its present. Smith includes pen-and-ink illustrations rather than the usual tourist photos, a glossary of Greek terms, and places t

Foreword
Markets, kiosks, holes in the ground, sound and light
Nostalgia and retrospect : impresions of forty-five years
Otho takes possession : what to do about the Acropolis?
Landscaping the Acropolis
The agora and the classical city
The Athenian way of death
Byzantines, Franks, Catalans and Florentines
The Turkish town
Athens revived
Athens capital city
Olympic Athens
War, migration, and refugees
Lycabettus, Kolonaki, British Embassy
The modern city
Some museums and galleries and a sculpture park
Fun with Greek words and phrases
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ISBN: 9781566565400
ISBN-10: 1566565405
Series: Cities of the Imagination
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16