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By Barry Unsworth

ISBN-10: 1426209126

ISBN-13: 9781426209123

"His prepared realizing of heritage and legend...illuminate[s] his visits." —Publishers Weekly

"A brilliant photograph of the island." —Associated Press

"It is tough to consider anyplace in the world the place such a lot of firsts and mosts are stuffed right into a house so small," Barry Unsworth writes of the isle of Crete. Birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, the Greek alphabet, and the 1st Greek legislation, in addition to the house of 15 mountain levels and the longest gorge in Europe, this land is no doubt precise. and because precedent days, its population have maintained an excellent tenacity and experience of nationwide identification, at the same time they suffered conquest and career by means of Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Ottoman Turks, and Germans.

Throughout this evocative publication, now in exchange paper, Unsworth describes the fantastic actual and cultural proportions of the island—in historical past, fable, and truth. relocating and crafty, Crete provides readers a complete photo and wealthy figuring out of this complex—and certainly, nearly magical—world of Mediterranean wonders.

With an analogous willing eye and transparent, eloquent prose that distinguishes his acclaimed old novels, Barry Unsworth grants his readers a two-fold traveler's present, right away a superbly distinct landscape of Crete's many layers of heritage and an evocative portrait of an island virtually actually greater than existence.

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14] Though serious, shortages of this nature could be remedied fairly quickly. [15] The inscriptions that attest to this shortage are: IG II2 369 + — Osborne, Naturalization no. D25. This inscription dates to early 322 and, although it does not directly mention food in its preserved parts, it honors a Bosporan for services rendered. These services are likely to have included shipment of grain. [12] Famine and Food Supply 154-158. [15] The speech Against Dionysodoros , no. 56 in the Demosthenic corpus, attests in its opening sections (especially 8-10) to the fluctuations in price and to the difficulty of getting grain from Egypt at this time.

20] Alexander und Griechenland unter dem Eindruck der Flucht des Harpalos (Bonn 1981) 51-54. [21] Conquest and Empire 293-294. [22] The details of Leosthenes' career as we know them then make eminently good sense. After serving as general over the countryside in 329/8, Leosthenes will have been well positioned to carry out his activities with the mercenaries in preparation for opposition to Alexander and also to exercise a leading role in Athenian decision making. [24] To return to the Lamian War—for a while the Greeks enjoyed success.

Pouilloux, La forteresse de Rhamnonte (Paris 1954) 118-120 no. 7, both of ca . 250. [50] IG II 3460 of the year of Antimachos, who is known from a recently discovered inscription (as yet unpublished) to have been archon soon after the Chremonidean War (below 171 n. 3); and IG II 1287 of ca . 250. [51] Obscurely known, his patronymic came to light only in 1978 (Hesperia 47 [1978] 281). 167f), and Habicht (Studien 18-20, 54) argued that this was a special multi-year appointment. [52] Indeed, it is significant in this connection to note that when the son of Antigonos attacked Athens in the spring of 307, Demetrios of Phaleron withdrew without apparently offering anything more than token resistance.

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