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The Madness Of Cambyses

The Madness Of Cambyses


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Description: ' Do you see your son, standing over there, in the antechamber? Well, I am going to shoot him.' The story of the great and mad Cambyses, King of Persia, told by part-historian, part-mythmaker Herodotus of Halicarnassus. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Herodotus (c.484-425 BCE). Herodotus's The Histories is also available in Penguin Classics.
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Caligula

Caligula


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Description: ' Because of his baldness and hairiness, he announced it was a capital offence for anyone either to look down on him as he passed or to mention goats in any context.' The biography of the brutal, crazed and incestuous Roman Emperor Caligula, who tried to appoint his own horse consul. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c.70-130 CE). Suetonius's The Twelve Caesars is also available in Penguin Classics.
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The Nun Of Murano

The Nun Of Murano


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Description: ' You are not my first passion, my divine friend, but you shall be my last. ' In this episode from his infamous memoirs, swashbuckling serial seducer Casanova falls for a beautiful nun on the Venetian island of Murano - despite already being involved with another one... 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, battles and elephants.
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Naxos Theseus and Ariadne Greek Islands

Naxos Theseus and Ariadne Greek Islands


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Description: In this booklet Jill Dudley describes how, after he killed he Minotaur, Theseus came to Naxos with Ariadne and lived on the small offshore islet of Palatia now dominated by the great marble Portara (gateway). She explains how Dionysos, god of wine and drama came to Naxos and claimed the island as his own, and how tradition has it the supreme god Zeus grew up in a cave on Naxos. It is as the back cover of the booklet says: all you need to know about the island's myths, legends and its gods.
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Chios

Chios


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Description: Chios claims Homer as its native son. In this booklet Jill Dudley describes the ancient site north of the port of Chios where the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey taught and sang his epic poems. She visits the temples of pagan gods who divinely intervened in the Trojan War, and describes how Helen of Troy was worshipped as a goddess in the northwest of the island. It is as the back cover of the booklet says: all you need to know about the island's myths, legends and its gods.
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Crete Theseus And The Minotaur

Crete Theseus And The Minotaur


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Description: Jill Dudley's series of island booklets is ideal for the tourist who would like to learn about the island's ancient past, such as King Minos' birth and why Theseus came to Knosses and how he killed the Minotaur. It includes the story of the birth of the supreme god Zeus and explains why at birth he was hidden in the Diktaion cave. It is as the back cover of the booklet says: all you need to know about the island's myths, legends and its gods.
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Delos


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Description: In this booklet Jill Dudley speaks of the light that seems to envelop Delos, the smallest of all the Cycladic islands. She describes Homer's account of the god Apollo's birth which took place there, and how in antiquity it became a major centre of pilgrimage. Today it still attracts many thousands of tourists because of its excavations and its history. She takes the reader on a tour of the island, and explains the reason for the Athenian's annual sacred embassy to Delos.
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Kos Hippocrates and Asclepius

Kos Hippocrates and Asclepius


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Description: In this booklet Jill Dudley writes about Hippocrates who was born on Kos, whose father was a temple priest-physician serving Asclepius, god of healing. She describes Hippocrates' pioneering approach to medicine, and his break with the traditional belief that sickness was an infliction imposed by the gods. It is as the back cover of the booklet says: all you need to know about the island's myths, legends and its gods.
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Lesbos

Lesbos


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Description: Jill Dudley describes Lesbos as lyrical, both in its landscape and its people. It is the birthplace of the poetess Sappho, and the final resting place of Orpheus whose singing was said to be so beautiful that the mountains bowed down and animals drew near to listen. She describes the places where they are remembered on the island, and also writes about today's miracle-working icon at the Taxiarchis Monastery.
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Rhodes

Rhodes


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Description: In this booklet Jill Dudley describes the legends of Helios (the sun-god), and explains what the Colossus was and why it was erected and what happened to it. She takes the reader to the ancient sanctuary of Apollo Pythias above Rhodes town, and the temple of Athena at Lyndos. It is as the back cover of the booklet says: all you need to know about the island's myths, legends and its gods.
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Corinth


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Description: Jill Dudley writes about the clash of St. Paul's concept of love with the sexual pleasures which the pagans enjoyed at the great temple of Aphrodite on Acrocorinth. She describes how the Apostle spent his time at nearby Old Corinth observing, preaching and converting, and why he wrote his Letters to the Corinthians. It is as it says on the back cover of the booklet: All you need to know about the sacred site, its myths, legends and its gods.
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Patmos


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Description: Jill Dudley writes about St. John the Theologian who lives in exile on this beautiful volcanic island. It was on Patmos that the voice of God was heard by St. John and Revelation, the last book in the New Testament was written down. She records how St. John overpowered the pagan gods who were worshipped on the island, and describes the great monastery built on the site of the former temple of the goddess Artemis.
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Tinos

Tinos


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Description: In this booklet Jill Dudley gives a detailed account of the Church of Panagia Evangelistria's miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary; how it was lost and, after many centuries, was miraculously recovered. She describes the piety of the pilgrims who go on hands and knees from the port to the church to give thanks, or to petition the Virgin Mary. She writes about the great festivals to which invalids flock in the hope they will be cured. She also points out that the islanders once prayed to Poseiden, god of the sea, known on the island as the ' Doctor of Tinos'.
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Ithaka

Ithaka


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Description: In this booklet Jill Dudley describes many of the perilous adventures faced by the great hero Odysseus when returning to his island of Ithaka from the Trojan war. She explains the problems faced by his wife and twenty year old son who did not know whether Odysseus was dead or alive. Jill's explorations of the sites mentioned in the Odyssey leave the reader wanting to visit this beautiful and tranquil Ionian island.
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Twelve Years A Slave


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Description: The shocking first-hand account of one man's remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture. ' Why had I not died in my young years - before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.' 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State - with no hope of ever seeing them again - and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853. First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man's courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated.
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They Called Themselves The Battling Bastards Of Bataan

They Called Themselves The Battling Bastards Of Bataan


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Description: This fully-illustrated account details all the major battles, decisions and outcomes as the Japanese military sought to collapse the United States' principal military enclave in East Asia and seize a country rich in natural and human resources for their Greater East Asia Prosperity Sphere. The planned 50-day campaign took 133 days because they underestimated the grit of their foes. Despite horrendous conditions, lack of air support, food and medicine, sheer grit compelled the Americans and Filipinos not to give up, even if the rest of the world had given up on them.
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Midway: The Battle That Changed The Pacific War (world War Ii Comix)

Midway: The Battle That Changed The Pacific War (world War Ii Comix)


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Description: After the attack on Pearl Harbor the U. S. Pacific Fleet was bent but not broken. The fact that the fleet's aircraft carriers were away from base at the time of the attack helped the navy under new commander Admiral Chester Nimitz react to further Japanese expansion in the Pacific. American task forces staged a series of raids, mostly ineffective except in letting the Japanese know that their continued aggression would not go unchecked. Then came the Battle of Coral Sea, the first naval battle fought entirely in air-to-sea actions - the opposing ships never saw each other. Through experience gained in this battle and advances in code breaking by U. S. Navy cryptologists, the Pacific Fleet was ready for Japan's attack on the American base on Midway on June 5, 1942. Navy fliers attacked the Japanese carriers and sunk four of the six present. And while America lost some ships as well, the two-day battle so damaged the Combined Fleet that the Japanese were never able to mount another strategic offensive in the Pacific. All the preparations, actions, personalities and results of the Battle of Midway are chronicled in graphic story form in Midway - The Battle That Changed the Pacific War.
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Operation Dynamo  Dunkirk 1940

Operation Dynamo Dunkirk 1940


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Description: 15 accurate, authentic renderings of the tanks, aircraft, vehicles and weapons used during the evacuation of Dunkirk ( Operation Dynamo) in 1940, for you to colour in. Each illustration is accompanied by captions with technical data and scale plans. * Universal Carrier; * Souma 35; * Sd. Kfz 251; * Panzer I; * Panzer II; * Panzer III; * British military truck; * Hawker Hurricane Mk I; * Messerschmitt Bf 109 E; * Supermarine Spitfire Mk I; * Junkers Ju 87 B; * Char B1 Bis; * Light Tank Mark I; * Cruiser Mk I; * Evacuating soldiers. Adult colouring book based on the publisher's archive of detailed artwork and technical drawings a fun activity book for military history enthusiasts and scale modellers of all ages.
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My Year 1944


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Description: 1944 saw the war drawing to a close with the D- Day landings and the liberation of Rome and Paris. It was the year Danny De Vito, Jerry Springer and Diana Ross were born, that Cluedo was invented and P. A. Y. E was introduced. This was the year the King and Queen took a meal with the miners and band leader Glenn Miller mysteriously disappeared.
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A Woman Lived Here

A Woman Lived Here


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Description: Only 111 of the 903 Blue Plaques that honour Londoners belong to women. This, despite thousands of truly remarkable women making significant and lasting impacts on every aspect of modern life... From politics and social reform to arts, medicine, science, technology and sport, this book celebrates those women whose achievements have largely went unnoticed and explains how their actions, ideas and inventions helped make the world a richer place to live in. Some of these women went about their lives and worked quietly with courage, conviction, skill and compassion, while others were fearless trailblazers who shattered the status quo of a 'man's world'.
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Hints On Etiquette: A Shield Against The Vulgar

Hints On Etiquette: A Shield Against The Vulgar


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Description: If these 'hints' save the blush but upon one cheek, or smooth the path into 'society' of only one honest family, the object of the author will be attained Hints on Etiquette is part of ' Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.
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How To Be A Good Husband

How To Be A Good Husband


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Description: The art of being a good husband is not an easy one. This little guide was written for the middle classes of the 1930s who were reading one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains advice by turns delightfully arcane and timelessly true, for example: Don't squeeze the tube of toothpaste from the top instead of from the bottom. This is one of the small things of life that always irritates a careful wife. Don't think that your wife has placed waste-paper baskets in the rooms as ornaments. Don't tell your wife terminological inexactitudes, which are, in plain English, lies. A woman has wonderful intuition for spotting even minor departures from the truth. Do cultivate the habit of coming down to breakfast with a smile. Remember that as the head of the house, it is your duty to see that everyone starts the day in an atmosphere of happiness. Don't criticise the food at your own table when you are entertaining and especially refrain from doing so before the servants.
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The Discobolus

The Discobolus


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Description: The Discobolus or discus-thrower is a marvellous classical piece of sculpture that over time has come to mean different things to different people. Originally cast in bronze by the fifth-century BC sculptor Myron, the composition portraying an athlete preparing to throw his discus captures a moment of action perfectly: the tensed body looks as if it is merely pausing and about to burst into life at any moment. An enduring pattern of energy, Myrons statue of harmonious proportions is a fantastic representation of the athletic ideal and an embodiment of the male Greek body beautiful. Sadly, the original statue has long been lost; however, it was so admired by the Romans that numerous marble copies were made. This book tells the story of Myron's Discobolus both as an archaeological artefact and bearer of meaning. Focusing on the Townley Discobolus, the Roman marble copy excavated from Hadrians Villa in Lazio, Italy, this illustrated introduction explores the history and significance of the statue in both classical and modern times in light of ancient discus throwing, Myron's other works, and the artistic, intellectual and philosophical context of the Greek world.
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Queen Bees


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Description: Written with humour and style by Sian Evans, Queen Bees is a book that looks at the lives of six remarkable society hostesses and the powerful impact they made on social history. The women covered in the book are Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, Mrs Greville, who cultivated a relationship with Edward VII, and Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax. During the aftermath of the First World War, the previously strict hierarchies of the British class system had been weakened and a number of ambitious women had made sure it was their time. Taking their place at the top of society as great hostesses, they ruled over London from their dining tables and salons, entertaining all kinds of powerful people and celebrities. This is the story of a form of societal revolution, and the extraordinary women who helped it happen. Extraordinary women whose influence can still be felt today.
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The Telegraph Book Of Readers Letters From The Great War


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Description: Compiled by the newspaper's chief archivist Gavin Fuller, The Telegraph Book of Readers' Letters from the Great War provides an emotional glimpse into what life was like during an event that changed the world forever... Covering the lead-up, duration and final moments of the entire First World War, the book showcases some of the poignant letters that were sent into the newspaper's headquarters as readers showed their pride, expressed their anxieties and vented their frustrations at the battles being fought far from home. A fascinating and heartbreaking insight into the minds of those Britons whose stories of war were told from relative safety, this book gives a voice to those who may not have been on the battlefields yet still remained scarred by tragedy, guilt and grief as they dealt with the anguish and fear for their loved ones.
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The Changing Face Of Newbury


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Description: The major topics affecting the town during those years are recorded. Among them are the struggle to establish a bypass in the 1980s despite the objections of Swampy and his fellow protesters; the disappearance of privately owned grocery stores and the emergence of supermarkets; the evolving of new shop fronts in central Newbury around Northbrook Street; and the arrival of the town's largest employer - Vodafone - are all recalled. At the same time some things are still with us but have grown and expanded, such as the ancient Michaelmas Fair, the Newbury Agricultural Show, Newbury Racecourse and the Hennessy Gold Cup meeting, an independent local newspaper and the jewel in Newbury's crown, the Watermill Theatre. All find a place in this marvellous record of the changing face of Newbury over the last 50 years or so.
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The Rohingya Crisis


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Description: Widely-known as the world's most persecuted minority group, the Rohingya in Myanmar are now facing extinction. Denied citizenship rights, denied their very ethnic identity, hundreds of thousands have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar over the border into Bangladesh, where they face squalid conditions. Many have witnessed death, mutilation and rape, as well as whole villages, what they called home, burning to ashes. Leading British Muslim fi gure Muhammad Abdul Bari has no doubt that what the Rohingya have been subject to, is genocide. In this concise but powerfully argued book, he brings to light the scale and barbarity of their suff ering and argues that the international community, through the UN, must ensure their full repatriation with full citizen rights to their homeland.
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The Heart Of Neolithic Orkney Miniguide


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Description: Today Orkney retains a vast archaeological treasury of buildings, artefacts and evidence from this time. In recognition of this, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1999. Because of their outstanding universal value, The monuments of Orkney, dating back to 3000-2000 BC, are outstanding testimony to the cultural achievements of the Neolithic peoples of northern Europe. This guide covers all of the monuments in the nominated area, as well as many contemporary places of interest throughout Orkney. The village of Skara Brae, stone circles of the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness, and Maeshowe Chambered Cairn are described in depth. Isolated standing stones, such as the Watchstone, chambered cairns, such as Unstan and more enigmatic sites all over Orkney are included. The major current excavations at the Ness of Brodgar and Links o' Noltland on Westray show that much remains to be discovered about Neolithic Orkney. Numerous smaller scale digs in various other places have elucidated the study of Neolithic houses. Small settlements and isolated homesteads were widespread across Orkney during the Neolithic, reaching a peak c.3000 BC, before sharply falling until c.2800 BC. There was a revival which peaked c.2500 BC, followed by abandonment c.250 years later.
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Ancient Rome


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Description: From the Colosseum to Hadrian's Wall, Gem Ancient Rome shows us how Rome's vast empire laid the foundations of today's civilisation. From aqueducts to baths, from gladiators to emperors, the fascinating history of and mythology of ancient Rome are brought to life in this entertaining and highly-readable guide. With their sophisticated army, monuments and roads, the Romans literally paved the way to modern Europe. Learn about the hand-to-hand combat at gladiatorial shows, rediscover the myths and legends of the Roman gods and find out how and why Rome became the conquering superpower that it did. History will come to life in this engaging and comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating and influential places the world has ever known. Includes: * Geography - map of the Roman Empire * History - a timeline with the accomplishments of the emperors * Culture - what the Romans did for us * Religion - Gods and Festivals * Mythology - Virgil's Aeneid, Romulus and Remus * Daily life in Ancient Greece - different levels in society, the jobs, family life, leisure activities * Politics - transition from Republic to Dictatorship * Learning and knowledge - Law, Science, Architecture, Literature, Art * War - important wars, the Empire, the army and navy * Rome Today - temples, archaeology, and modern tourist sites
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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece


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Description: From theatre to politics, no other single civilisation has influenced the Western world more profoundly than that of ancient Greece. From the roots of democracy to philosophy and mathematics, it's fascinating to learn how much western civilisation has stemmed from that of ancient Greece. This book offers an introduction to the lives of the ancient Greeks, their mythologies and traditions and their culture and learning. With colour illustrations supporting a clear, informative and engaging text, this guide is a perfect companion for both adults and children alike. Includes: * Geography - map of Greece * History - the different civilizations from the Minoans through to the Hellenistic period * Religion - gods, festivals, oracles and muses * Mythology - Homer's Odyssey, the Minotaur, Icarus * Daily life in Ancient Greece - everyday life for all levels of society; the jobs, family life, leisure activities * Politics - democracy and the Athenian council * Learning and knowledge - philosophy, science, mathematics, medicine and literature * War - important wars; the army and navy * Greece Today - temples, archaeology and the monuments that can still be seen today
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