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The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Greece

The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Greece

by Richard G. Geldard

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Geldard, who has authored several volumes on Emersonian philosophy and whose doctorate from Stanford is a combined degree in Classics and Drama, has compiled a massive and comprehensive guide equipped with helpful maps, diagrams, and drawings to Greece's many archaeological sites. First, he provides a historical background of the area, dating back to the hunters and gatherers, and explains Greek religion, architecture, and mathematics. He then takes the reader to the various sites, dividing them into the palace cultures, the temple cultures, and the lesser place and temple sites, with detailed descriptions of such places as Knossos, Phaestos, Delphi, Olympia, and Athens. Any traveler with fewer than six months to explore could not begin to see all the sites Geldard has presented here, which is why the guidebook is ideal for libraries--patrons can decide for themselves which sites to investigate further. Still, though its pages are packed with useful information, this guide is probably a bit too academic for the average tourist.--Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, CO Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

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