Books on Ancient Greece

Suggested reading before the Greece Chautauqua 2017 Course
Early Greece Science: Thales to AristotleAuthor: G.E.R. Lloyd

An overview of ancient Greek science from its earliest days.
Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)Author: Marina Belozerskaya

This book is written by an art historian and focuses on Greek art and architecture. Lots of great, full color photos included.
Archimedes and the Door of Science (Living History Library)Author: Jeanne Bendick

A good summary of Archimedes' life and achievements written for a non-academic audience.
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek MythsAuthor: Bernard Evslin

Written for a young adult audience, but an extensive and entertaining book on Greek mythology.
The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost SecretsAuthor: William Broad

Broad explains the history of the oracle and how geologists found the chasm under Delphi where she would inhale a holy gas that caused her visions.
Art and Myth in Ancient Greece (World of Art)Author: Thomas Carpenter

A well illustrated textbook of Greek mythology as seen through Greek art.
Santorini: Volcano, Natural History, MythologyAuthor: Walter Friedrich

This book is a good combination of the volcanology of the world's largest eruption and the myths connecting it to Atlantis.
A History of Greek Mathematics, Vol. 1: From Thales to EuclidAuthor: Sir Thomas Heath

Written in 1921 by one of the great scholars of Greek mathematics. Republished because of its excellence and extensive content.
A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient WorldAuthor: Alexander Jones

Available for pre-order and out February 2017. This will be the most recent and complete book on the Antikythera device.
Pythagoras and the PythagoreansAuthor: Charles Kahn

A 200 page text on Pythagoras and how his work influenced so many great mathematicans into the modern age.
Greek Architecture, Fifth Edition (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)Author: A.W. Lawrence

A well illustrated tome of Greek Architecture by Yale University Press in its fifth edition.
Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second EditionAuthor: Thomas Martin

A book that focuses on the political, military, social and cultural history of Greece from its pre-historic roots to its height.
Lonely Planet Greece (Travel Guide)Author: Lonely Planet

A good travel guide book for mainland Greece and part of the Aegean. Does not include Crete.
Lonely Planet Greek Islands (Travel Guide)Author: Lonely Planet

A guide book focused on the Greece Islands. Includes Athens.