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31 popular greek books
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 by Aesop EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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A collection of familiar short moral tales.



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Antigone by Sophocles EN

Rating: 4 (5 votes)
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To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebe... continue

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Athenian Blues by Pol Koutsakis EN

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Stratos Gazis hates being called a contract killer. What he is, is a conscientious fixer. He fixes problems that are only mentioned in whispers. That very few can fix. Things that people are willing to pay handsomely to get done. But now, in the midst of the Greek economic crisis and political turmoil, during a melancholy winter which makes life in Athens even more unbearable than usual, this assassin with the strict moral code is about to get involved in the most high-profile case of his career. Helped by three childhood friends, he discovers that truth is, as ever, a relative thing.

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Daphnis and Chloe by Longus EN

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'This only they knew, that the kiss had destroyed him and the bath had destroyed her.' In this beautiful Ancient Greek tale, Daphnis and Chloe are the inexperienced goatherd and shepherd who must face pirates, rivals and the confusion of their own feelings to find true love. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts... continue

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Der Staat by Platon DE

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Platons »Politeia«, deren zehn Bücher vermutlich um 370 v. Chr. fertiggestellt wurden, gilt bis heute als eins der wirkungsmächtigsten und zugleich streitbarsten Werke der abendländischen Philosophie. Der große griechische Denker entwirft darin die Züge einer utopischen, von Grund auf gerechten Gemeinschaft, eines Staatswesens, das auf den strengen Prinzipien politisch-philosophischer Bildung beruht. Erzieher, Vordenker und Staatenlenker sind die Philosophen, die sich ganz dem Gemeinwohl verschrieben haben und auf ihr Wissen um die Idee des Guten stüt... continue

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Eleni by Nicholas Gage EN

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In 1948, as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist "camps" inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one, defied the traditions of her small village and the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape of her three daughters and her son, Nicola. For that act, she was imprisoned, tortured, and executed in cold blood. Nicholas Gage joined his father in Massachusetts at the age of nine and grew up to become a top New York Times investigative reporter, honing his skills with one thought in mind: to return to Greece and uncover the one story ... continue

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If Not, Winter : Fragments of Sappho by Sappho EN

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From the critically acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson: a brilliant new translation of the work of Sappho, together with the original Greek. During her life on the island of Lesbos, Sappho is said to have composed nine books of lyrics. Only one poem has survived complete. In IF NOT, WINTER, Carson presents all the extant fragments of Sappho's verse, employing brackets and white space to denote missing text - allowing the reader to imagine the poems as they were written. Carson says of her method of translation: 'I like to think that, the more I stand out of the way, the more Sappho show... continue

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L'Odyssée by Homer FR

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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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


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