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By: Elizabeth Rakoczy

Keep On Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

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Today’s fast-changing, globalised world is challenging thousands of years of received wisdom and ideas about Western society. The idea of Ancient Greece as being the cradle of civilisation is increasingly being called into question, not only by archaeological findings, but also by younger generations. As the author and her husband planned a series of sailing trips around the eastern Mediterranean, their children’s question “Why Greece?” inspired the author to investigate why Ancient Greece is so important – or indeed whether it is really still important at all.Readers of this book are introduced to the lasting influence of Ancient Greece through stories from ancient, medieval and modern times, enlivened by accounts of the author’s sailing adventures and are helped along with a large number of citations, maps and photos. This book aspires not only to entertain, but also to inspire, and to reflect on the ongoing impact of Ancient Greek ideas on today’s world.

Elizabeth Rakoczy is the professor of Molecular Ophthalmology at The University of Western Australia. She is the inventor of several patents and author of more than hundred scientific papers. Enthusiastic skier, somewhat of a gym junky and a passionate reader. Starting with their first date Liz and her husband have been wandering around the world oceans with a keen eye for history

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