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The Resource Lap of the Gods : travels in Crete and the Aegean Islands, Jill Dudley

Lap of the Gods : travels in Crete and the Aegean Islands, Jill Dudley

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Lap of the Gods : travels in Crete and the Aegean Islands
Title
Lap of the Gods
Title remainder
travels in Crete and the Aegean Islands
Statement of responsibility
Jill Dudley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Lap of the Gods Jill Dudley explores the ancient Greek myths and legends of Crete and other Aegean islands, describing the landscape and the individuality of each as well as the characters she meets.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1931-
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Dudley, Jill
Dewey number
  • 914.95
  • 914.95
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dudley, Jill
  • Travel & holiday guides
  • Travel Guides
  • Travel & holiday guides
  • Crete (Greece)
  • Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)
Summary expansion
In Lap of the Gods Jill Dudley explores the ancient Greek myths and legends of Crete and other Aegean islands, describing the landscape and the individuality of each as well as the characters she meets. With her customary light touch she traces the lives of such famous island figures as Hippocrates, Pythagoras, Homer, and Sappho who all excelled under the guidance of the Olympian gods. As in her earlier books she is curious regarding how and why Christianity took over from the pagan gods. While professing to be a wavering atheist and on a continual search for enlightenment, she also admits to calling on God (sometimes Apollo) when in a tight corner. She is accompanied as always by Harry, her stalwart husband, as they visit temple sites, early Byzantine churches, attend festivals, and climb to sacred mountain caves. The book is an easy read, well researched, informative and often comical
Target audience
general
Label
Lap of the Gods : travels in Crete and the Aegean Islands, Jill Dudley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780955383465
Dimensions
20x13 cm.
Extent
250 p.
Isbn
9780955383465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps, map, 11 island and of islands in aegean
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Lap of the Gods : travels in Crete and the Aegean Islands, Jill Dudley
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780955383465
Dimensions
20x13 cm.
Extent
250 p.
Isbn
9780955383465
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
maps, map, 11 island and of islands in aegean
Specific material designation
regular print

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