In this wide-ranging anthology, Richard Stoneman gathers a variety of responses evoked through the ages by the subtle stimulus of Greece. Arranged topographically, the selections lead the reader from the Ionian Islands to Sparta and Attica, on to northern Greece and the Aegeanconjuring up in the history and wildness, the heat and beauty that have lured writers from Virgil to Byron to Henry Miller. Paintings, etchings, and drawings of Greece from the last three centuries have been added, and the text expanded, in this new edition.
Richard Stoneman is Honorary University Fellow at the University of Exeter. A senior editor at Routlege in London, he is the author of several books on classical antiquity, including A Luminous Land, published by the Getty Museum in 1998.
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