Anyone traveling to Greece should consider taking this book with them. It contains both archaeological and mythological information on most the major and some of the minor sites throughout Greece and the western coast of Turkey. Painstakingly researched and documented, 505 footnotes.
It's a catalyst for the mixture of all the components of the existential traveling experience. The author, during the ten weeks of his journey (bus, train and ferry), ruminates over powerful events in his own life that parallel those of Greek myth to build his own personal mythology and expose personal truths and gain insight into what happened (a potentially deadly confrontation with his father, and the disappearance of his daughter). This is something all travelers will find not only interesting but also cause them to reflect on events of their own lives.
This is a powerful story of the human condition as it has existed throughout the millennia, and will draw the reader and his/her own life into its narrative and lead to wisdom and understanding due to the alchemy that is a life. Your trip to Greece will be the memory of a lifetime, and this book will help make it one that never quits resonating.
- David Sheppard, June 2011
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