Rhodes - Discover the Unknown Rhodes

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Η ιδέα της χαρτογράφησης άγνωστων πτυχών δημοφιλών τουριστικών τόπων συνεχίστηκε, μετά την ανατολική Κρήτη, με τον οδηγό αυτό για τη Ρόδο. Οι συντελεστές της έκδοσης εξερεύνησαν, κατέγραψαν, φωτογράφισαν και μετέτρεψαν τις εμπειρίες τους σε έναν πρακτικό οδηγό, αφιερωμένο σε όσους θέλουν να ταξιδεύουν «ψυχή τε και σώματι».


Κείμενα: Judith Lange

Φωτογραφία: Judith Lange, Μαρία Στέφωση

Σχεδιασμός και καλλιτεχνική επιμέλεια: Μαρία Στέφωση

Μετάφραση: Julia MacGibbon

Επιμέλεια δοκιμίων: John o'Shea

Εκτύπωση και βιβλιοδεσία: Γραφικές Τέχνες Δετοράκης ΑΕΒΕ

ISBN: 978-960-98384-3-6

In the same period the geographer

Strabo affirmed that harbours, roads and

buildings are so superior to the other cities that

we know nothing its equal. By that time

Rhodes had already been conquered by the

Romans who sacked the city of her treasures,

filling the holds of their ships with the most

beautiful sculptures among which the

Laocoön, Scylla, Ulysses and Polyphemus and

the Farnese Bull to adorn the palaces of Rome.

Legs akimbo, protecting the port of Mandraki,

only the celebrated Colossus of Rhodes, one of

the Seven Wonders of the World, met a

different fate. Work of the sculptor Chares, a

pupil of Lysippos, the Colossus was in bronze,

32 metres high and represented the Sun God,

Helios. Erected between 302 and 290 B.C., it fell

during an earthquake in 226 B.C., after less than

a century and a half. Hundreds of pieces lay

about on the ground for almost nine centuries,

until at last they were bought by an oriental

merchant who wanted to fuse the bronze.

After the invasion of the Goths in the

third century A.D. the city was conquered by

the Byzantines, who in turn were besieged by

Persians and Saracens. Later on Venetians,

Genoese and Byzantines would contest Rhodes

until 1309, when the Knights of the Order of St

John arrived, patrons of the island until the

Ottoman conquest of 1522.

Every historical

period has left its

tangible signs,

except for the

Colossus, which fell

in the third century

B.C.

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