Two thousand years ago, Mykonos was known as the place where anything went. Today, Mykonos is still the Greek island with a reputation for sexual freedom and tolerance. This book provides part travel advice and part classical history.'
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Don't be put off by the goofy subtitle to this rich but meandering account of Greek history and myth as it touches on Mykonos, a picturesque island that had only a small part to play in ancient history, and its tiny and deserted neighboring isle, Delos, a shrine for centuries, where the god Apollo was supposed to have been born and which is still studded with the white marble ruins of temples. Although Delos is now only a curiosity for the history buff or the archeologist, Mykonos ranks among the most-visited resorts in the world, with its long beaches, spare, scrubby hillsides, and stunning views over the Aegean. It is certainly among the top 10 gay vacation spots, and it was as tourists that James Davidson and his friends first discovered the island and fell under its spell. One Mykonos is a meditation on place with an inescapable emphasis on time, grounded as much in Davidson's memories as in his sparkling scholarship. --Regina MarlerAbout the Author:
James Davidson is a lecturer in ancient history at Warwick University in England. This is his second book.
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Book Description Profile Books Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1861971257