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25 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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Description:
A collection of familiar short moral tales.



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Antigone by Sophocles EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
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Description:
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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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)
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
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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La señora Kula by Menis Kumandareas ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
"Un joven seductor y una mujer madura y casada, que coinciden cada día en el mismo vagón del metro, comienzan a vivir su idilio amoroso en la Atenas gris de los años setenta, en busca de una felicidad cotidiana que la vida les ha hurtado."--Back cover.
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Madres e hijos by Theodor Kallifatides ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
A los sesenta y ocho años, Theodor Kallifatides, exiliado en Suecia desde hace más de cuatro décadas, visita a su madre de noventa y dos, que sigue residiendo en Atenas. Ambos saben que puede ser uno de sus últimos encuentros. Durante la semana que pasan juntos, recuerdan lo que ha sido lo más importante en sus vidas con una presencia decisiva del padre, de quien Theodor está leyendo el recuento escrito que este le ha dejado de lo que ha sido su difícil existencia, desde sus orígenes como exiliado griego en Turquía, pasando por sus... continue


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