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

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The secret mysteries at Eleusis, the oracle at Delphi, the labyrinths of Knossos, the vast theater and healing center at Epidauros, the perfect symmetry of the Parthenon -- this book leads us to such sites to discover the link between the sacred past and the present.
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Overview

The secret mysteries at Eleusis, the oracle at Delphi, the labyrinths of Knossos, the vast theater and healing center at Epidauros, the perfect symmetry of the Parthenon -- this book leads us to such sites to discover the link between the sacred past and the present.
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If you're looking for a deeper understanding of the mythology and spirituality of ancient Greece, this is the book for you.
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The Traveler's Key To Ancient Greece: A Guide To Sacred Places is the ideal guidebook for exploring sacred locations that once were home to the secret mysteries at Eleusis, the oracle at Delphi, the Labyrinths of Knossos, the vast theater and healing center at Epidauros, the perfect symmetry of the Parthenon, and more! This unique and very special travel guide offers informative and expert commentary on the Hellenic world's palace and temple cultures and sites; Greek drama, philosophy, art, and sculpture; sacred geometry and architecture; and gallery collections in three major museums. Whether you are an armchair explorer or plan to be an on-site visitor, The Traveler's Key To Ancient Greece is a compelling, informative, superbly written and flawlessly produced introduction to understanding as well as visiting these sacred sites of antiquity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835607841
  • Publisher: Theosophical Publishing House
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1ST QUEST
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 973,278
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1 The Background 1
Historical Overview 3
Greek Religion 33
Sacred Number and Geometry 66
Sacred Architecture 77
2 The Palace Cultures 89
Crete and the Minoans 91
Knossos 93
Phaestos 120
The Lesser Sites of Mallia, Gournia, and Zakros 131
Iraklion: The Museum 135
The Mainland and the Mycenaeans 143
Mycenae 145
3 The Temple Cultures 169
Athens 173
The Acropolis 179
The Theater of Dionysos 199
Other Minor Sites 207
The Agora 210
The National Archaeological Museum 220
Eleusis 224
Epidauros 245
Delphi 261
Athena Pronaia 268
The Kastalian Spring 272
The Sanctuary of Apollo 275
The Museum 290
Olympia 296
4 The Lesser Palace and Temple Sites 305
Bassae 307
Brauron 308
Corinth 308
Delos 309
Dodona 310
Pylos 310
Sunium 311
Tiryns 312
Glossary 313
Further Reading 315
Index 317
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