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Manual on the Art of Living

Manual on the Art of Living 768 1058 Monsieur Didot

Author: EPICTETUS  |   Translated by P.E. Matheson  |   With an Introduction by Tristan K. Husby  |   ‘Of all existing things, some are in our power,…

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Myths behind words

Myths behind words 768 1058 Monsieur Didot

Compiled by Alexander Zaphiriou  |   Illustrations by Panagiotis Stavropoulos  |   Like the constellations in the sky, words such as ‘aphrodisiac’, ‘hubris’, ‘museum’, ‘galaxy’ and ‘mentor’…

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Words of Wisdom from Ancient Greece

Words of Wisdom from Ancient Greece 768 1058 Monsieur Didot

Translated by Alexander Zaphiriou  |   Illustrated by Panagiotis Stavropoulos  |   Words of Wisdom from Ancient Greece gathers the best of a thousand years of philosophy,…

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems 749 1181 Monsieur Didot

Author: C.P. Cavafy  |   Translated by David Connolly  |   Cavafy is by far the most translated and most well-known Greek poet internationally. His work exists…

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The Flaw

The Flaw 768 1211 Monsieur Didot

Author: Antonis Smarakis  |   Translated by Simon Darragh  |   A man is seized from his afternoon drink at the Café Sport by two agents of…

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Novel and Other Poems

Novel and Other Poems 768 1211 Monsieur Didot

Author: George Seferis  |   Translated by Roderick Beaton  |   Often compared during his lifetime to T.S. Eliot, whose work he translated and introduced to Greece,…

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The Great Chimera

The Great Chimera 768 1213 Monsieur Didot

Author: M. Karagatsis  |   Translated by Patricia Felisa Barbeito  |   Eager to flee the parochialism of her French upbringing, and a painful family past, the…

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Greek Folk Tales

Greek Folk Tales 768 1201 Monsieur Didot

Authors: Anonymous  |   Translated by Alexander Zaphiriou  |   Greek folk tales descend from Aesop and Greek antiquity, as well as medieval storytelling in the pivotal…

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Greek Folk Songs

Greek Folk Songs 768 1043 Monsieur Didot

Translated by Joshua Barley – With a Foreword by A.E. Stallings  |   The Greek folk songs—Dimotika Tragoudia in Greek— are songs of the Greek countryside,…

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Walking in Athens with Constantine Cavafy

Walking in Athens with Constantine Cavafy 768 773 Monsieur Didot

Author: Constantine Cavafy  |   Cavafy travelled for the first time in Greece in the summer of 1901 during a period of leave from his job.…

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111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss

111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss 800 1212 Monsieur Didot

Authors: Alexia Amvrazi, Diana Farr Louis and Diane Shugart  |   Athens can be noisy and crowded and confusing, but it’s spontaneous and always surprising. A cable…

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Athens in Poems

Athens in Poems 449 680 Monsieur Didot

Edited by Konstantina Georganta  |   Athens in Poems reveals the glorious palimpsest that is Athens mapping the city one poem at a time from the…

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Greece on my wheels

Greece on my wheels 800 1229 Monsieur Didot

Author: Edward Enfield  |   Fired by a long enthusiasm for all things Greek, Edward Enfield mounts his trusty Raleigh to follow in the footsteps of…

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Inventing Paradise

Inventing Paradise 800 1249 Monsieur Didot

Author: Edmund Keeley  |   In the looming shadow of dictatorship and imminent war, George Seferis and George Katsimbalis welcomed Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell to…

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Walking in Athens

Walking in Athens 800 1237 Monsieur Didot

Author: Nikos Vatopoulos  |   Walking in Athens is a unique compilation of photos and accompanying articles, that came about from walking in various neighborhoods of Athens.…

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Rébétiko, La Μauvaise Ηerbe

Rébétiko, La Μauvaise Ηerbe 800 1032 Monsieur Didot

Author: David Prudhomme  |   Fin des années 30, en Grèce. La dictature militaire s’installe et les libertés fondent comme neige au soleil. L’esprit frondeur de…

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L’ultimo rebetiko

L’ultimo rebetiko 1002 1500 Monsieur Didot

Scrittore: Jorgos Scambardonis  |   Salonicco 1942. Vasilis Tsitsanis, l’ultimo, grande esponente della musica rebetika, nel cuore della città apre una degustazione di ouzo, un “ouzerì”,…

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The Republic

The Republic 800 1234 Monsieur Didot

Authors: Plato  |   The classic translation of the cornerstone work of western philosophy Plato’s Republic is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential works…

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The Complete Fables

The Complete Fables 800 1132 Monsieur Didot

Authors: Aesop  |   A slave who represented his masters in court and negotiations, Aesop relied on allegorical animal stories, collected here in The Complete Fables,…

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The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates 800 1228 Monsieur Didot

Authors: Plato  |   The trial and condemnation of Socrates on charges of heresy and corrupting young minds is a defining moment in the history of…

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Report to Greco

Report to Greco 800 1282 Monsieur Didot

Authors: Kazantzakis Nikos  |   This autobiographical novel is one of the last things written by Kazantzakis before he died in 1957. It paints a vivid…

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Christ Recrucified

Christ Recrucified 800 1283 Monsieur Didot

Authors: Kazantzakis Nikos  |   The inhabitants of a Greek village, ruled by the Turks, plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play…

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The Symposium

The Symposium 800 1214 Monsieur Didot

Authors: Plato  |   Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have…

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The last dance

The last dance 800 1228 Monsieur Didot

Author: Hislop Victoria  |   In ten powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages.…

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey 800 1201 Monsieur Didot

Author: Homer  |   Odysseus-soldier, trickster, and everyman-is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the…

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The Magus

The Magus 800 1228 Monsieur Didot

Author: Fowles John  |   Read John Fowles’s feisty, clever, cunning and compelling novel with an unusual twist. On a remote Greek island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself…

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Cartes Postales from Greece

Cartes Postales from Greece 800 1279 Monsieur Didot

Author: Hislop Victoria  |   Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The…

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Little Infamies

Little Infamies 800 1231 Monsieur Didot

Author: Karnezis Panos  |   Panos Karnezis’ remarkable stories are all set in the same nameless Greek village. His characters are the people who live there –…

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The Iliad

The Iliad 800 1214 Monsieur Didot

Author: Homer  |   ‘The first great book about the suffering and loss of war’ Guardian  One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer’s Iliad…

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The Thread

The Thread 800 1231 Monsieur Didot

Author: Hislop Victoria  |   Thessaloniki, 1917  |   As Dimitri Komninos is born, a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city, where Christians, Jews and Moslems…

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