Best Books on Ancient Greek History and Literature

Ancient Greece: with emphasis on the Golden Age of Greece. Non-fiction but can also include ancient Greek literature, myths, poetry, drama and philosophy.
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message 1: by Marje (new)

Marje Thanks to everyone who is helping to build this list. I started the list a week ago or so with four books I had recently read, hoping to get a few more suggestions. Needless to say, it has exploded beyond my expectations to 79 books and counting. Looks like I have some reading to do. Thanks everyone!


message 2: by Elentarri (new)

Elentarri I'm not sure the Epic of Gilgamesh should be here. It's Babylonian or Sumerian, not Greek.


message 3: by Mara (new)

Mara Baritaki It was a great surprise for me to read the new book by Mrs. Liana Starida, There was once a town… The Great Fortress. From the very first page I realised that what I held in my hands was not just a routine contribution to the eventful history of Heraklion like several others that have been published before now, but something else entirely. It is an impressive and original work which aims to act as a guide on an archaeological and historic tour of our age-old town which preserves, like few others, the traces of many disparate cultures on its historic facade.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GL424CG


message 4: by Aidan (new)

Aidan Gilgamesh should not be on this list.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where on the list is it? (It's a lot easier to remove if I know where it is.)


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