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Helen: Greek Myths

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by Dudley, Jill
Everybody has heard of Helen of Troy, and knows that she was the most beautiful woman in the world. Most people know that she was married bur ran off with somebody which caused the Trojan War. But who, in fact, was she? Whose daughter was she, and who was she married to? What exactly happened to cause her to act as she did, and how does her story end? The answers to all these questions are here in this...
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Delphi: The Oracle of Apollo. All You Need to Know About the Gods, Myths and Legends of This Sacred Site

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by Dudley, Jill
Jill Dudley describes how Apollo came to Delphi and killed the Python/Dragoness, then claimed for himself the magnificent sacred site on the foothills of Mt. Parnassus. She describes some of the more important buildings, and writes about the ancient ritual of enquiry; she also lists some of the oracle's responses, including those regarding Christianity. It is as it says on the back cover: All you need t...
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Naxos Theseus & Ariadne Greek Islands: All You Need to Know About the Islands Myths, Legends, and its Gods

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by Dudley, Jill
In this booklet Jill Dudley describes how, after he killed he Minotaur, Theseus came to Naxos with Ariadne and lived on the small offshore islet of Palatia now dominated by the great marble Portara (gateway). She explains how Dionysos, god of wine and drama came to Naxos and claimed the island as his own, and how tradition has it the supreme god Zeus grew up in a cave on Naxos. It is as the back cover of t...
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The Wooden Horse: Greek Myths

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by Dudley, Jill
The Wooden Horse is legendary, but what exactly was it? Why did the Greek warriors construct such a thing in the first place? And what was it that made the Trojans believe the Greeks had sailed away and the ten-year Trojan War was over? All these questions are answered in this fifth booklet of the Put it in Your Pocket Series.
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Holy Fire !: Travels in the Holy Land

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by Dudley, Jill
Jill Dudley's search for enlightenment continues as she and her husband Harry join a Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land. As a confused agnostic (in contrast to Harry who takes Christianity on trust), she is at her humorous best as she travels with her fellow pilgrims and attempts to toe the line to their Christian expectations of her. She listens to pro- and anti- Zionists, and speaks to Orthodox Jews a...
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Tinos: The Miracle-Working Icon.

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by Dudley, Jill
In this booklet Jill Dudley gives a detailed account of the Church of Panagia Evangelistria's miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary; how it was lost and, after many centuries, was miraculously recovered. She describes the piety of the pilgrims who go on hands and knees from the port to the church to give thanks, or to petition the Virgin Mary. She writes about the great festivals to which invalids flock i...
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Samos: Pythagoras and the Heraion.

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by Dudley, Jill
Jill Dudley writes about the arrival on the island from mainland Greece of the goddess Hera, and the great temple built in her honour on Samos. She gives an account of the life of the sixth century B.C. astronomer and mathematician Pythagoras who lived under the rule of the tyrant Polycrates, and describes the cave where Pythagoras lived and taught. She also writes about the visit paid to the island of St. ...
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Lesbos: Sappho and Orpheus.

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Jill Dudley describes Lesbos as lyrical, both in its landscape and its people. It is the birthplace of the poetess Sappho, and the final resting place of Orpheus whose singing was said to be so beautiful that the mountains bowed down and animals drew near to listen. She describes the places where they are remembered on the island, and also writes about today's miracle-working icon at the Taxiarchis Monaster...
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