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The Dog on the Acropolis

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A family living in Greece at the time of the construction of the Parthenon and another family, thousands of years later, eking out a living at the base of the Acropolis.

The repercussions of the meeting of man and dog would unfold in unforeseen ways that would impact the lives around them.

The narrative takes the reader to Greece’s Golden Age, in which one dog, Daria, would
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Kindle Edition, First, 199 pages
Published June 11th 2019 by Academia Publications
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The Dog on the Acropolis was a fiction that revolved around Draco, dog, living on acropolis, his dream and his relationship with business owners on in Plaka. It was about the human-animal relationship, friendship, compassion and companion.

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Book started with introduction of Draco, a black Labrador, who lived on the Acropolis, slept on the steps of Parthenon and regularly visited Plaka where he met characters- Akil,
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Chelsie
Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Any person who has a dog, knows that animal is your best friend! This book just reaffirms how connected with us humans, dogs are. They are our protectors, comforters, and listeners. Mark through his story telling weaves the story of two dogs, in two different life times bringing people together. Meanwhile being a comforter, watcher and listener to all of these people they come into contact with. Draco, is a black lab who watches over and guides those amongst the greatly built Parthenon. He takes ...more
Kelly Well Read
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Indie author Mark Tedesco has taken a interesting true-to-life situation - the stray dogs in Athens, Greece - and turned it into a dual-timeline fictional novel set in ancient and present-day Greece that explores the lives of two families and communities and the dogs that bind them together.

I didn't know about these stray dogs until I saw an article on Twitter about them, then went on the hunt to research them further. Apparently, due to the financial crisis in Greece, many people could not
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Carol Pennington
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you love dogs like I do, this is a must read. The story opens with Draco living on the Acropolis. He see his job as guiding visitors up the hill and he takes his job seriously. He has made friends with several people in the Plaka. The lady that runs the flower shop gives him fresh water, plays with him with the hose and bathes him when he starts to “smell like a dog.” The man who owns the restaurant gives him leftovers and talks with him when he comes to visit. But he develops a very special ...more
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What Made Me Read It I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The author described it as a "dog based historical novel [that] chronicles the adventures of a dog living on the Acropolis who forms transforming relationships with humans".

The Plot Draco is a stray dog who makes his home in the Acropolis, sleeping on the steps of the Parthenon. He enjoys visiting the Plaka, a tourist area of cafes and shops where his human friends live and work: Alexander, the owner of a
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Stanley McShane
Draco is a stray (black lab) that lives at the Acropolis present day. He sleeps on the steps of the Parthenon, running down into the village during the day to make his rounds for food and water. The Plaka is a tourist area bustling with cafes shops, most owned by generations of shopkeepers. High on Draco's list of shopowners are Akil, Alexander, and Cynarra who tend to his needs. Akil is a baker struggling with his son until his son Jason notices the dog that has adopted his dad. But

Draco is a
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Happy Booker
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
The dog on the Acropolis is a historical fiction story. The book is about the adventures of a dog living on the Acropolis who forms transforming relationships with humans. Whenever the dog, Drago, falls asleep, the reader is transported to ancient Greece, when the Parthenon was being built and another dog, Draco’s ancestor, lived on that spot. The name of the Parthenon was Daria and Draco attempts to have a glimpse into her life on the Acropolis as well.


The reader is instantly drawn into the
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Jana Tenbrook (Reviews from the Stacks)
Who doesn’t love a story about a dog, right? I’m a sucker for them, especially at this point in life when I am not able to have a dog of my own. With that in mind, it’s no wonder I was drawn to The Dog on the Acropolis. This is a dual-timeline story, with one story set during the building of the temple to Athena Nike on the Acropolis, and the other in the same location during modern time. The mechanism of telling both stories is a bit shaky, but I’ll take it. At night, the dog in the modern ...more
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