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One Mykonos : being ancients, being islands, being giants, being gay

Author: James N Davidson
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2000. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"In antiquity, Mykonos has little going for it, apart from being the sibling island to Delos, birthplace of Apollo. The Persians regrouped there after their defeat in 490 B.C.E. at Marathon. Throughout most of the first thousand years C.E., regular pillaging by the Turks impoverished the inhabitants. With its labyrinthine streets and minimal buildings, the island became an isolated haven, hiding spies all the way up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James N Davidson
ISBN: 0312262140 9780312262143
OCLC Number: 43662161
Notes: "First published in book form in Great Britain in 1999 by Profile Book, Ltd."--Title page verso.
The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Description: 151 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Responsibility: James Davidson.
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"In antiquity, Mykonos has little going for it, apart from being the sibling island to Delos, birthplace of Apollo. The Persians regrouped there after their defeat in 490 B.C.E. at Marathon. Throughout most of the first thousand years C.E., regular pillaging by the Turks impoverished the inhabitants. With its labyrinthine streets and minimal buildings, the island became an isolated haven, hiding spies all the way up through the Napoleonic era and the First World War." "James Davidson visited the island for the gay Festival of the Twelve Gods and found it a hedonistic paradise. Although he was on modern Mykonos, ancient history and mythology periodically consume the narrative, asserting their influence and power. Part travelogue, part classical history, part personal essay, part mythology."--Jacket.

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