The Church and the Age:An Exposition of the Catholic Church in View of the Needs and Aspirations of the Present Age (Classic Reprint) Very Rev. I. T. Hecker
As seventy-eight-year-old Penelope Daos watches the waves crash along the beach beside her Long Island home, she reminisces about her past. Her mind is full of secrets she kept from everyone, including her late husband and her family. These secrets have haunted her for the past fifty-eight years. She wonders if her children and grandchildren will believe her story. Is it possible to accept that pirates and treasure exist outside of fairytales? Could a summer love be so strong it would save Stavro and Penelope? Or will they be destined to perish at the hands of the thieves of Chios? This novel for teens follows Penelope through her journal filled with detailed memories of the adventures, love, demise, and heartbreak she experienced at the age of twenty in 1957 on a little island in Greece called Chios. It was the most beautiful view I had ever seen. The neighboring mountains stood tall and strong across from the one we were on. In the distance, right where one mountains edge met another?s, I could see the ocean; a deep blue Aegean dotted with white specks here and there from the menacing white caps. The mountains were layered with rows of mastic and olive trees. Grays and browns colored the petrified mountainous terrain. The breeze seemed to whistle through the space between them ? I turned to look at Stavro; his eyes set on the view ahead. He seemed to be at peace again.
The career of Pericles, the leading Athenian politician and general from c. 450 to 429 B.C., is a prism through which to view the ´´Golden Age´´ of Greece, a brief but remarkable era when Athens experienced a cultural flowering of extraordinary power and importance for Western culture. In the generation that followed Pericles´ appearance on the public stage shortly after the Persian wars, Athens rapidly transformed the alliance of Greek states - an alliance first created as a defense against the Persians - into a true Aegean empire, dominated by the Athenians and their mighty navy. But this dramatic increase in military power, cultural influence, and prestige was also accompanied by something unique: the growth of full participatory democracy. But in examining the lives of Athenian men and women, one has to ask what freedom and autonomy really meant to a society that relied on slaves and was ruthless in its treatment of its subjects. These 24 stimulating lectures present a well-rounded portrait of almost every aspect of Athenian life during the Golden Age, including. the different ways Athens and Sparta raised their children; the fate of Athenian girls as mothers and managers of the household; young Pericles´ role in bringing Aeschylus´s masterpiece, The Persians; why the Spartans rejected the aid of Athens in putting down a slave revolt; and Thucydides´ terrifying description of the plague´s physical and social impact on Athens - including the death of Pericles - and its possible role in the ultimate defeat of Athens by Sparta. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000017/bk_tcco_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hypnotic, spellbinding novel set in Greece and Africa, where a young Liberian woman reckons with a haunted past…. On a remote island in the Aegean, Jacqueline is living alone in a cave accessible only at low tide. With nothing to protect her from the elements, and with the fabric between herself and the world around her increasingly frayed, she is permeated by sensory experiences of remarkable intensity: the need for shade in the relentless heat of the sun-baked island; hunger and the occasional bliss of release from it; the exquisite pleasure of diving into the sea. The pressing physical realities of the moment provide a deeper relief: the euphoric obliteration of memory and, with it, the unspeakable violence she has seen and from which she has miraculously escaped. Slowly, irrepressibly, images from a life before this violence begin to resurface: the view across lush gardens to a different sea; a gold Rolex glinting on her father´s wrist; a glass of gin in her mother´s best crystal; an adoring younger sister; a family, in the moment before their fortunes were irrevocably changed. Jacqueline must find the strength to contend with what she has survived or tip forward into full-blown madness. Visceral and gripping, extraordinary in its depiction of physical and spiritual hungers, Alexander Maksik´s A Marker to Measure Drift is a novel about ruin and faith, barbarism and love, and the devastating memories that contain the power both to destroy us and to redeem us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angelle Haney Gullett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003569/bk_rand_003569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.