Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Olympia - The Archaeological Site and the Museums (Paperback)
  • Olympia - The Archaeological Site and the Museums (Paperback)
zoom

Olympia - The Archaeological Site and the Museums (Paperback)

(author), (editor), (translator)
£14.99
Paperback 173 Pages / Published: 12/12/2006
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Ancient Olympia is a sacred place. Civility, quiet concentration, a smiling plain amidst low peaceful hills, protected from the savage north wind, from the hot south wind, and below, the sea, from which flows the moist maritime air, rising up along the valley of the Alpheios. There is no more inspiring place in Greece that can so sweetly and with such persistence encourage peace and reconciliation. Olympia,the most brilliant, the most revered panhellenic Sanctuary, dedicated to Zeus, father of gods and mankind, is near the western coast of the Peloponnese, in the magic valley of the river Alpheios, in the most beautiful place in Greece according to Lysias. The historical course of the Sanctuary is inextricably bound to the Olympic Games, which were held every four years under the watchful eye of the ruling god, Zeus the Thunderer. Indeed, Olympia owes her uniqueness and her splendour to these Games, which, with their ideals, for more than a thousand years forged generations and generations of Greeks, giving a new dimension to human nature. This archaeological guide is a must for anyone exploring this ancient place.

Publisher: Ekdotike Athenon S.A.
ISBN: 9789602134184
Number of pages: 173
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

My Family and Other Animals
Added to basket
The Durrells of Corfu
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Crete
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Greek Escape
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands
Added to basket
Berlitz Pocket Guide Corfu
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands
Added to basket
Lonely Planet Greek Islands
Added to basket
The Rough Guide to Crete
Added to basket
Lonely Planet Crete
Added to basket
My Family and Other Animals
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Top 10 Crete
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Villa of Secrets
Added to basket
My Family and Other Animals
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
Top 10 Greek Islands
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.