Athens: A Cultural and Literary History

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Signal Books, 2004 - 257 Seiten
Michael Llewellyn Smith describes the history and culture of Athens, site of the 2004 Olympic Games and city of monuments enduring, purged and restored. Exploring its streets and squares, he reveals layers of Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine history, elegant Bavarian neoclassical buildings, and a modern city of concrete and glass, metro and tram.
 

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Published just in time for the 2004 Olympic Games, these two books offer travelers an alternative to Fodor's or Frommer's . Smith (Britain's ambassador to Greece in the 1990s) and Speller (a visiting ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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INTRODUCTION
1
MARKETS Kiosks HOLES IN THE GROUND SOUND
7
CHAPTER
31
CHAPTER THREE
48
LANDSCAPING THE ACROPOLIS
58
CHAPTER FIVE
75
CHAPTER
87
CHAPTER SEVEN
101
ATHENS CAPITAL CITY
146
OLYMPIC ATHENS
163
CHAPTER TWELVE
177
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
194
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
208
APPENDIX
221
APPENDIX
238
INDEX 249
249

CHAPTER EIGHT
112
CHAPTER NINE
127

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