Lap of the Gods: Travels in Crete and the Aegean Islands – Jill Dudley

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Lap of the Gods is an entertaining and humorous read as Jill Dudley explores the ancient Greek myths and legends of twelve Aegean islands, describing the landscape and the individuality of each and the characters she meets.




Lap of the Gods is an entertaining and humorous read as Jill Dudley explores the ancient Greek myths and legends of twelve Aegean islands, describing the landscape and the individuality of each and the characters she meets. 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, and is continually hoping for enlightenment. She is accompanied as always by her husband, the stalwart Harry, as they visit temple sites, early Byzantine churches, attend festivals, and climb to sacred mountain caves. The book is well researched, informative and often comical.
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Pages 250
Publication Date 2015
Publisher Orpington Publishers
ISBN 9780955383465
Binding Paperback
Author Jill Dudley
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