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Sun, sea and a suitcase of memoriesJilted by her cheating boyfriend, her self-esteem in tatters, Kayla Young escapes to an isolated Greek Island. The last thing she wants is to share her precious paradise with a mysterious, arrogant Greek.Hounded from the city by the press and an entourage of gold diggers, Leonidas Vassalio can't believe he's sharing his sanctuary with the one woman who doesn't know who he is! And he'll take full advantage of it.Enjoying peeling back the layers of this complicated woman, Leonidas realizes she's dismantling his armor. He must stop this before she discovers his lie, but can he...?
Alpha, beta, gamma, delta... That's just about the extent of Darcie Hayes's Greek before she touches down in Athens, ready to put her troubles behind her and indulge in a little sun, sea, sightseeing and...er...flirtation! But when Nick Costas, modern-day Adonis, saves her from a con man, she begins to think there might be more to Greece than meets the eye.... Nick is perfectly happy with his single status, but meeting Darcie makes him wonder if falling in love really would be the worst thing in the world. Is Nick actually considering pushing this thing with Darcie past the Beginners' stage and on to Advanced?
"Almost all arts and useful sciences were given us by the ancient Greeks: such as astronomy, mathematics, engineering, architecture, medicine, money, literature, and law. Even modern scientific language is mostly formed from Greek words. They were the first people in Europe to write books, and two long poems by Homer--about the siege of Troy and the adventures of Odysseus--are still read with pleasure though he lived more than seven hundred years before the birth of Christ. After Homer came Hesiod, who wrote among other things about gods, and fighting men, and the Creation. The Greeks greatly respected Homer and Hesiod, and the stories (now called "myths") which they and other poets told, became part of school education not only in Greece, but wherever the Greek language had spread--from Western Asia to North Africa and Spain."-Introduction
Ivy Madison claims she's pregnant with Prince Damian Aristedes' baby, but he's never even met her! Is she just another gold digger, exploiting his wish for a son and heir? But Ivy is expecting Damian's child -- as a surrogate mother! The arrogant Greek is furious, but he's not about to let Ivy go. After all, he missed the pleasure of bedding her to conceive his baby. . .
The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once said that all of Western philosophy was "but a series of footnotes to Plato." By the same token, one could argue that all of Western civilization is but an extension of the ancient Greek cultural legacy. The Greeks invented tragedy, comedy, lyric poetry, history, philosophy, and democracy. They also made remarkable advances in science, medicine, and mathematics. In the author's view, what ties this wide-ranging intellectual ferment together is a restless search for wisdom. The author looks at ten outstanding examples of Greek wisdom, offering fresh and engaging portraits of the epic poets (Homer, Hesiod); dramatists (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes); historians (Herodotus, Thucydides); and philosophers (Plato, Aristotle) against the background of Greek history. In each case he asks what the author has to tell us-- regardless of genre--about our place in the world and how we should live our lives. By surveying some of the highest peaks of ancient civilization, the author argues that we gain perspective on the historical terrain that lies below. This book presents an eloquent and convincing case that a study of the Greek classics, as Gustave Flaubert explained, makes us "greater, wiser, purer."
Her friends Bess and George accompany Nancy to Greece where there are two mysteries they want to solve. One mystery is about the theft of a charitable gift and the other is about the disappearance of an inheritance. When she is told that a large inheritance from a Greek tycoon, meant for her friend Helen Nicholas, was stolen, Nancy agrees to find the culprit. A poisonous snake in a basket of apples and a strange symbol stamped on a rare Byzantine mask are clues in this mystery set in the beautiful and exotic country of Greece. These clues lead Nancy and her friends to a ring of art smugglers and to the secret of the Greek symbol.
This is the first systematic study of the importance of Greek tragedy as a fundamental 'intertext' for Vergil's Aeneid. Vassiliki Panoussi argues that the epic's representation of ritual acts, especially sacrifice, mourning, marriage, and maenadic rites, mobilises a connection to tragedy. The tragic-ritual model offers a fresh look into the political and cultural function of the Aeneid, expanding our awareness of the poem's scope, particularly in relation to gender, and presenting new readings of celebrated episodes, such as Anchises' games, Amata's maenadic rites, Dido's suicide, and the killing of Turnus. She interprets the Aeneid as a work that reflects the dynamic nature of Augustan ideology, contributing to the redefinition of civic discourse and national identity. In her rich study, readers will find a unique exploration of the complex relationship between Greek tragedy and Vergil's Aeneid and a stimulating discussion of problems of gender, power, and ideology in ancient Rome.
Sophia was only 17, the child of a sheltered Greek upbringing, when she fell under the spell of 47-year-old Henry Schliemann.
Carrie Richards has stepped into the glittering life of Greek billionaire Alexeis Nicolaides. Luxurious hotels, designer clothes and rare jewels are all hers. . . and what they share in the bedroom is explosive. But the consequences of one night lead to a shocking end to Carrie's fairy tale. She discovers Alexeis is not her Prince Charming--he's a man who'll make her his, no matter what the cost!
Confronted with Andreas Karydis, Sophy is convinced arrogance is a Karydis family trait! Wealth, power, devastating looks-no wonder Andreas has women falling at his feet. . . . Spending the summer at his Greek home, Sophy is relieved when Andreas insists on separate rooms. Only, then she discovers why he doesn't want her as his mistress-he wants her as his bride!
How long can she resist this gorgeous Greek tycoon?Theo Atrides is wealthy, powerful and successful. Leandra has no intention of being his next conquest. But when they are forced to spend a week together on his private island, Theo decides to do whatever it takes to make Lea surrender. Faced with his relentless plan of seduction, she finds the challenge of resisting the gorgeous Greek playboy too much to bear....
Five years ago, Jane's marriage to Demetri Souvakis ended. Devastated and betrayed, she left him and started a new life. Now Demetri needs an heir and demands a divorce. But they have one last night together--for old times' sake. . . However, that one last loving has dramatic results. How can Jane tell her soon-to-be-ex-husband that she's pregnant with his child?
Darkly handsome Demos Atrikes wants a wife to provide heirs to his fortune. No emotions, no complications. . . Catching sight of stunning, intriguing Althea Paranoussis, he has to have her. She may be a society party girl, but he believes she's perfect wife material--and their wedding is arranged. The chemistry between them is all-consuming. But once married, Demos discovers the painful truth of Althea's childhood. She needs more from him than he'd ever planned to give. . . .
Eloise had fallen in love with powerful Greek tycoon Marcus Kouvaris. Now, years later, Marcus holds her responsible for defrauding his uncle. . . and he's come to get his revenge!Actually, Eloise had nothing to do with the fraud-but with all the evidence against her, she is powerless to stop Marcus carrying out his plan. Marcus insists that to pay her debt she must live with him for a year. There's plenty of passion-but can Eloise persuade Marcus that she's innocent, and claim his love?
Savannah has returned to Greece with the intention of making her peace with the Kiriakis family. But Leiandros Kiriakis still believes the lies about Savannah and is set on making her pay for the past. Savannah is reluctant when Leiandros demands that she share his home. As for Leiandros, now he has Savannah right where he wants her. And in a short time he'll be giving her an ultimatum: if she doesn't want to lose everything she holds most dear, she'll agree to be his wife!
Reluctant mistress, convenient wifeXandro Caramanis wants a wife. She must be well-bred, willing to give him an heir and accept a loveless arrangement. Ilana Girard is a society beauty with a head for business who understands emotions are not part of the deal. . . Ilana accepts Xandro's proposal because she needs his protection. He doesn't realize she's never slept with a man before, and it's reluctantly that she takes her place in his bed. . .
Nikos Lakis is the ultimate Greek tycoon. . . He's cool, controlled and definitely sexy-and he's also married to a woman he hasn't seen since their wedding day. Katerina may be his wife, but she's never been his lover. . . Until their accidental reunion ignites an uncontrollable passion!Is it time for the billionaire to bed his bride?
In centuries long past, which reached their summit in the few years of the Great Age of Pericles, literature, science, philosophy, art, democracy, religion -- the main achievements of the modern world -- developed almost overnight, full blown in many cases and as perfect as they could ever be. Edith Hamilton has illumined it for us with a spirit similar to its own, a complete sympathy and identification, and in a style that is an echo of the Greek grace, clarity, simplicity and warmth.
This book is an ambitious synthesis of the social, economic, political and cultural interactions between Greeks and non-Greeks in the Mediterranean world during the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Instead of traditional and static distinctions between Greeks and Others, Professor Vlassopoulos explores the diversity of interactions between Greeks and non-Greeks in four parallel but interconnected worlds: the world of networks, the world of apoikiai ('colonies'), the Panhellenic world and the world of empires. These diverse interactions set into motion processes of globalisation; but the emergence of a shared material and cultural koine across the Mediterranean was accompanied by the diverse ways in which Greek and non-Greek cultures adopted and adapted elements of this global koine. The book explores the paradoxical role of Greek culture in the processes of ancient globalisation, as well as the peculiar way in which Greek culture was shaped by its interaction with non-Greek cultures.
She was the little rich girl, he was the poor housekeeper's son, and their innocent affair was cruelly crushed. But now Kane Kaproulias has Bryony Mercer in the palm of his hand. . . ;She's been bought with cold, hard cash. . . ; Kane will take her and his revenge on her family!Bryony's family is now penniless and she's at Kane's mercy. He's waited a long time to get Bryony right where he wants her - in his bed, as his wife!
Miranda Weston is recovering from the injuries that have ended her career, so she's stunned when Greek billionaire Theo Savakis pursues her. What can one of the world's most powerful and eligible men want withher?Theo needs a wife--fast--or he'll forfeit his inheritance, and lovely but broken Miranda is the perfect choice. But Theo hasn't counted on the passion that flares between them...or on Miranda learning the truth about how he set out to buy her for marriage!
A wife on his terms?It's been eight years since Prudence's arranged wedding to Nikolas Angelis. Their relationship was never consummated and they have always lived apart. But now Prudence longs to have her own baby and she wants a divorce. However, Nik is horrified ? he is her husband and he will be the father of her child!Prudence reluctantly agrees to a trial marriage with Nik. But conceiving his baby? That's not a risk she's willing to take?
Sophie is shocked when Costas Palamidis turns up on her Sydney doorstep. Costas's little daughter's life is in grave danger--and Sophie is the only person who can help. Costas wastes no time in moving Sophie into his luxurious Greek villa. Struggling to fight the explosive attraction that fizzes between them, Sophie's forced to make a decision after one night of unforgettable passion. She can either leave the man she's fallen in love with. . . or stay, knowing she'll never be more than the Greek's mistress!
Maddison's at Demetrius Papasakis's mercy, because of her brother's reckless behavior. But the last thing she expects is Demetrius's marriage demand, one she has to agree to. It takes every ounce of strength she has to get through their wedding-Maddison hates her new husband as much as he hates her. So when Demetrius makes it clear he has every intention of claiming all his temporary wife has to offer, why does Maddison find him so hard to resist?
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