Ancient Empires of the Eastern Mediterranean

by Ronald Joseph Tocchini



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/14/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781490751023
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781490751009
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781490751016

About the Book

The action began in Venice, Italy, in August of 2013. Sailing southward along the Adriatic, we headed for the Ionian Sea. Our first stop was Olympia, Greece, site of the original Olympic Games. After spending a day there, we left for Athens, city of Gods. We docked at Piraeus, Athens’s port, and we visited the Ancient Metropolis. Next, we sailed for Istanbul, Turkey. What a sight to behold! After having been transported in antiquity at Olympia and Athens, the skyscrapers, mansions, and chic restaurants of the Turkish City begged our attention. We marveled at its views while riding the ferry along the Bosphorous Sea. There was so much to see and do in Istanbul that we spent two full days there. Afterward, we visited the islands of Santorini and Lesvos before returning to Athens.

About the Author

Ronald Joseph Tocchini is not a stranger to his craft as an author. “Ancient Empires of the Eastern Mediterranean” is his fourth publication. Furthermore, the writer’s work is complemented by forty-three years of instruction. He taught in the university, the community college as well as the secondary levels of instruction. His subjects were as follow: Spanish, Italian, English as a secondary language, and American history. He attended Saint Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, California, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and he did graduate work at the University of San Francisco. At the University of California at Berkeley, he completed all required courses for a doctorate in romance languages and literatures. Ron, as his friends and colleagues knew him, was also an athlete. As a result of his accomplishments in athletics, he was awarded a full, four-year scholarship at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.