Publisher: Homer Kitabevi
Publication Date & Place: 2004 / İstanbul
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144 pp. with color photos, in English.
These archaeological guides are written by well known archaeologists with the thought that they might evoke the spirit of these places for those who are interested in remains of Anatolian civilizations. Illustrated with beatiful photographs, equipped with helpful plans and drawings, they are essential to travellers to Turkey.
This book is written by Italian Archaeological Mission at Iasos. ‘Then come one to Iasus, which lies on an island close to mainland. It has a harbour; and the people gain most of their livelihood from the sea, for the sea here is well supplied with fish, but the soil of the country is rather poor. Indeed, people fabricate stories of this kind in regard to Iasus: When a citharoede was giving a recital, the people all listened for a time, but when the bell that announced the sale of fish rang, they all left him and went away to the fish market, except one man who was hard of hearing. The citharoede, therefore, went up to him and said: ‘Sir, I am grateful to you for the honour you have done me and for your love of music, for all the other except you went away the moment they heard the sound of the bell’. And the man said, ‘What’s that you say?