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Recommended books (10)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Greece. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables by Aesop EN

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
A collection of familiar short moral tales.
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

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CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller) by Madeline Miller EN

Rating: 4     147 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
#1 New York Times Bestseller " A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story, Circe manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right." --- Alexandra Alter, New York Times In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform riva... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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L'Odyssée

L'Odyssée by Homer FR

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
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La guerre de Troie est terminée depuis dix ans, mais Ulysse n'est toujours pas rentré chez lui. Poursuivi par la haine de Poséidon, il erre à travers les mers avec ses compagnons. Sur son chemin, il affronte toutes sortes d'épreuves : terribles tempêtes, sirènes ensorceleuses et sanguinaires cyclopes. Le héros aux mille ruses réussira-t-il à regagner le rivage d'Ithaque et à retrouver Pénélope, son épouse ? Des questionnaires progressifs de compréhension et d'analyse du texte ; Des exercices de lecture d'images ; Des exercices de vocabulaire à partir de champs lexicaux ; Des travaux d'écriture... continue
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022

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Poetics by Aristotle EN

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Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

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The Iliad by Homer EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
High on Olympus, Zeus and the assembled deities look down on the world of men, to the city of Troy where a bitter and bloody war has dragged into its tenth year, and a quarrel rages between a legendary warrior and his commander. Greek ships decay, men languish, exhausted, and behind the walls of Troy a desperate people await the next turn of fate. This is the Iliad: an ancient story of enduring power; magnetic characters defined by stirring and momentous speeches; a panorama of human lives locked in a heroic struggle beneath a mischievous or indifferent heaven. Above all, this is a tale of the... continue
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

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The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi EN

Rating: 3.5     17 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
When the battered body of a young woman is discovered on a remote Greek island, the local police are quick to dismiss her death as an accident. Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing his intention to investigate further. His methods are unorthodox, and he brings his own mystery into the web of dark secrets and lies. Who has sent him, on whose authority is he acting, and how does he know of dramas played out decades ago?
Recommended: 02 Mar 2018

7.

The Oedipus Cycle : An English Version by Sophocles EN

Rating: 3.8     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death.
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Recommended: 21 Jul 2022

8.

The Republic by Plato EN

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

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The Song of Achilles. Anniversary Edition by Madeline Miller EN

Rating: 4     2587 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfil his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowi... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

10.

Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
First published in 1946, "Zorba the Greek," is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the town where they settle. On the other hand it is the story of God and man, The Devil and the Saints; the struggle of men to find their souls and purpose in life and it is about love, courage and faith.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022


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