What are the best books related to Greece?

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    #1History of the Peloponnesian War

    History of the Peloponnesian War

    History of the Peloponnesian War is a nonfiction classic military history book written by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner, and with an introduction by Moses I. Finley. Published in 1972 by Penguio.

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    Victoria Yao
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This isn't really my type of genre. I don't like reading about war and military. This book gives an insight of the Peloponnesian War. If you love reading about history and wars, then this book is for you!"
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    #2The Iliad

    The Iliad

    The Iliad is the first and also most important literary achievement in the history of ancient Greek and mankind. It's an epic poem without rival in world literature that explains the story of the last year of the Trojan War. 

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    Lawrence Alvarado
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Read The Iliad. If you know how to read, read it. Stunning that this was written so long ago. If you're still reading this review, stop and go read The Iliad. "
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    #3The Histories

    The Histories

    The Histories is a compilation of systematically obtained records by Herodotus, the ancient Greek considered to be the first historian. His works depict the origin of Greco-Persian wars. This translation was done by Aubrey de Selincourt.

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    Judy Ryan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Excellent book! It has great historical information.I couldn't look away "
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    #4The Sacred Band

    The Sacred Band
    The Sacred Band is a historical fantasy novel by Janet Morris. Set in ancient Greece, it tells the story of the remaining 23 pairs of the Sacred Band of Thebes who join the Sacred Band of Stepsons after their brothers died in battle.
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    Christopher Martinez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Ancient Greek genre has been highly saturated in recent years, owing to the fact that it's a legacy rich with characters and themes. However, The Sacred Band is a breath of fresh air into Greek mythology, and approaches it from an angle that has been previously unseen. I quite enjoyed the book myself; it might not be the best in the genre, but there's certainly a lot to choose from. I can promise that you won't be disappointed."
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    #5Lysistrata

    Lysistrata

    Lysistrata is an ancient comedy play written by Aristophanes and translated by Sarah Ruden. The story revolves around one woman who forced other Greek women to withhold sex from their husbands in an effort to stop the Peloponnesian war.

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    Yang Xu
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Very nice book."
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    #6King of Ithaca

    King of Ithaca

    King of Ithaca is a historical action fiction novel for young adults written by Glyn Iliffe. It was released in 2008. It is the first book in the six-volume series about Eperitus, an exiled soldier helping the Prince of Ithaca save Greece.

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    Paul Parker
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "So King of Ithaca isn't for everyone, but it was definitely for me. I was not able to put this one down!"
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    #7The Mask of Apollo

    The Mask of Apollo

    The Mask of Apollo is a historical fiction novel for young adults written by Mary Renault. It was published in 1988 and became a New York Times BEstseller. It is about a tragic actor who always brings a golden mask.

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    Samantha Ward
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book a lot. I think if you like books from that time, and are interested in philosophy, this is a top pick. The book is fiction even though the characters were real, I still recommend it. Has a good plot and all the characters were interesting and it takes place during an interesting time place too."
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    #8The King Must Die

    The King Must Die

    The King Must Die is a historical adventure fiction novel written by bestselling author Mary Renault. It was first published in 1988.  In this book. Renault paints the ordinary human weaknesses behind the heroism of Theseus.

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    Sean Howard
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The King Must Die is an alright book if you're into Greek mythology but it wasn't really anything that stood out to me as I was looking for more information about Greece itself. Better as a high school teaching aid for a Latin class."
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    #9Helen of Sparta

    Helen of Sparta

    Helen of Sparta is the first book in the historical fiction series for young adults written by Amalia Carosella. It revolves around Helen before she was wed to the king of Sparta and the destruction of Troy.

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    William Bishop
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is mostly a romance novel with an exotic setting and a very famous main character. Still, the author does a lot with it, and the scenery comes to life. Because Helen has always been portrayed from a male point of view, this book gives an interesting impression as it is written by a woman, who seems to dive deeper into the character than I've seen before. "
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    #10The Praise Singer

    The Praise Singer

    The Praise Singer is a historical fiction novel for young adults and adults written by renowned historical novelist Mary Renault. It is about a 5th-century Greek singer and poet trying to find his place in the world.

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    Parakram Mehra
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Praise Singer is the best book set in Greece. I picked it up to read on the plane ride to Athens. It so so wonderful to finish reading it then visit some of the sites that the plot rotates around! I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys fiction and is visiting Greece soon!"
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    #11The Summer Deal

    The Summer Deal
    The Summer Deal, the last book in Aleka Nakis' romantic series The Greek, is about Samantha Mallone and her quirky love triangle with her boss, the billionaire Demosthenis Lakis, and her psychotic ex-boyfriend.
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    Moisés Luna
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love Greece and its history, and I found the book "The Summer Deal" being very interesting, because it takes place in the places I like so much. The book is a romantic novel, and it will keep many of you attached to it till you won't finish the reading."
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    #12A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a classic romantic fantasy play by one of the most famous playwrights in history, William Shakespeare. It features love stories of mythological creatures like Theseus and Hippolyta. 

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    Cynthia Herrera
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I love this book as a way to teach Greek mythology. It introduces well known characters from the myths, but tells a different story than the traditional stories. It is written as the script of a play, which for some can take time to get used to reading. "
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    #13Medea

    Medea
    Medea is a classic tragedy play written by the Greek playwright Euripides and translated by Rex Warner. With over 40 pages, this book is first published in -431 and published in 1993 by Dover Publications.
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    Angel Tata
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Very enjoyable book. Love books set in this time period."

Summary

Best What are the best books related to Greece
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1History of the Peloponnesian WarBooks 35 Paid
2The IliadBooks 32 Paid
3The HistoriesBooks 30 Paid
4The Sacred BandBooks 29 Paid
5LysistrataBooks 26 Paid
6King of IthacaBooks 24 Paid
7The Mask of ApolloBooks 22 Paid
8The King Must DieBooks 20 Paid
9Helen of SpartaBooks 18 Paid
10The Praise SingerBooks 16 Paid
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