From Athens to Troy, the glories of classical Greece are an essential part of our heritage and are echoed every day in the buildings and institutions we see around us. But who were the visitors from afar who first appreciated the riches of the archaeological past of Greece and the Greek lands; who opened up the culture and its ancient remains? From as early as 1420, a few intrepid explorers made their way to Greece and Turkey, to recover the precious relics of the Greeks’ classical past. Richard Stoneman tells their riveting stories.
About the Author:
Richard Stoneman is a classicist, editor, and lecturer. An honorary fellow of Exeter University, he is the author of numerous books and guides, including Daphne into Laurel, A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece, The Greek Alexander Romance, and Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend. He is a former president of the Classical Association. He lives in Devon, England.