Barrows, Samuel J.
The isles and shrines of Greece — Boston, 1898

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PREFACE

The isles and shrines of Greece! Not all the
shrines, nor all the isles, but many of them, and these
the most beautiful and the most famous.

This book is a partial expression of gratitude for
rich opportunities enjoyed in Greece, where few per-
sons, I fancy, have had a more varied experience.
The great difficulty has been to compress within the
limits of one volume the mass of material at my
command. No place is described that I have not
seen, though I saw many places which there is no
room to describe. Nearly all of the illustrations
are reproductions from photographs from my own
camera.

In fulfilling a desire to enter Greece by the por-
tals of the Odyssey and to leave it through the
Trojan gates of the Iliad, my trip included the
Ionian Islands, the Peloponnesus, Phocis, Thessaly,
Attica, the ^Egean Islands and Troy. If Crete is
not included, it is because it lay out of my path,
not because I admit the Turkish claim to that
island, which by every consideration of history, Ian-
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