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John L. Tomkinson

This volume includes stories about the Acropolis, Areopagos Hill, Thesion Hill, Pnyx Hill, Museion Hill, the Ilissos Quarter, the Palace Quarter, the Cathedral Quarter, the Commercial Quarter, Lycabettos, Ampelokipi, Plaka, Monastiraki, Psiri, Metaxurgeio, Botanikos, Kifissia, Maroussi, Pendeli, Halandri, Filothei, Kaisariani, Papagou, Dafni, Haidari, Korydallos, Kokkinia, Piraeus, Faliron, Nea Smyrni, Glyfada, Vari and Vouliagmeni.

Contents include:

The Amazons in Athens: Fable or History?
A Plot to Kill Churchill in the Grande Bretagne
A Roman Meteorological Station
The Real Secrets of the Parthenon
The “Hard Men” of Old Athens
Did Byron Really Love the Maid of Athens?
An Athenian “Rififi”
When the Three Fates Visited Every Child
Swastika over the Acropolis
Did Lord Elgin Steal the Parthenon Marbles?
The World’s First University Town
The Plaka Orphan Girl who Murdered her Son - and Became an Empress and a Saint
The Greek Dimension of Watergate
The Subterranean Museums of Athens
The First Modern Olympic Games
The Revenge of a Bitter God
The 'Christmas Spirits' of Old Athens
The Column which Imprisons the Plague
The Iron Bedstead of Death
A Dying Saint and an Underground Tunnel
A Dead Hero and a National Disaster
A Cannibal Island Twenty Miles from Athens
A Monastery Born of a Romance
The “Bastille” of Greece
How the Allies Starved Occupied Greece
When Greeks were Hunted for Sport
An Island Concentration Camp
The Oldest Family Name in the World
A Fortune Hidden Behind a Wall
A Girl who Went to Join the Nymphs
A Vision over Mount Hymettos
A “No” which Altered the Course of the Second World War
Self-Castration and the Bloody Rites of the Great Goddess
An Eccentric Duchess, her daughter's corpse, and a Brigand with a Heart of Gold
The First Ever “Marathon Man”
A City Built Over a Lake
...and much, much more

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