Ye Gods!: Travels in Greece

Ye Gods!: Travels in Greece

by JillDudley (Author)

Synopsis

Ye Gods! is a light and humorous read and is about Jill Dudley's travels around Greece, touching on the myths and legends of the old gods and how the early Greek Orthodox Church emerged from its pagan past. It is also her own and sometimes comical search for enlightenment. Jill is accompanied by her husband Harry whose reluctance to travel and probe the unknown is the perfect foil for her enthusiastic explorations. The book could as easily be called 'The travels and trials of Harry'. It is ideal for anyone interested in Greece who would like to learn about its myths and legends whilst being entertained. It is a very good read and has a Glossary at the end of the gods and heroes mentioned in the book. The ten chapters take the reader from Athens, up Mount Olympus, to Mt. Athos (the Holy Mountain), to the islands and ends in Greek Cyprus.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Publisher: Orpington Publishers
Published: 01 Nov 2006

ISBN 10: 0955383404
ISBN 13: 9780955383403

Media Reviews
'An engagingly written travel book with a difference. The title 'Ye Gods!' at once a description and an exclamation, reveals both agnostic Jill's fascination with old myths and her bemusement by, or perhaps exasperation with, the tenets of the Christian faith.It is this oblique stance that makes the book particularly interesting.' Western Daily Press'Very entertaining. I often laugh out loud while reading - but also very thought-provoking.' Debbie Thrower'There is much to commend about the double act put on by this older British couple as they proceed in leisurely pursuit of the gods through cities and towns to mountains and to islands...This is a quirky, worthwhile and intelligent book written by an enthusiast.' Athens News
Author Bio
Jill Dudley has written plays and short stories for Radio 4. She has travelled extensively in Greece and has had a number of travel articles in the national newspapers. 'Ye Gods!' is the result of these journeys.