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Greek Pilgrimage : In Search of the Foundations of the West.

Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Chicago : Scribe Publications Pty Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a travel book in the grand sense. The horizons it explores are of land and sea, and of the mind. Greek Pilgrimage is a meditation on classical Greece, journeying through its great sites, monuments, and cultural works. On the way, it examines the country's pivotal role in the foundation of the modern world. We who are born into the West are all Greeks. Here lie our roots. The ancient Greeks invite us to think  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Carroll, John.
Greek Pilgrimage : In Search of the Foundations of the West.
Chicago : Scribe Publications Pty Ltd., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Carroll
ISBN: 9781921863165 1921863161
OCLC Number: 731646799
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Born into Pilgrimage; 2. The Acropolis in Athens; 3. Delphi; 4. Homer; 5. Athena; 6. The Heritage; Full Journey (16 Days); Short Journey (8 Days); Notes; Bibliography; Glossary of People and Places; Index.

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This is a travel book in the grand sense. The horizons it explores are of land and sea, and of the mind. Greek Pilgrimage is a meditation on classical Greece, journeying through its great sites, monuments, and cultural works. On the way, it examines the country's pivotal role in the foundation of the modern world. We who are born into the West are all Greeks. Here lie our roots. The ancient Greeks invite us to think about who we are, and the best ways to organise ourselves, to build institutions, and to make our cities beautiful. They lead us into a sceptical orientation to ourselves and the wor.

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