By Lonely Planet, Alison Bing, Sara Benson, Beth Kohn, John A. Vlahides, Tienlon Ho

Within Lonely Planet Northern California commute Guide:

Color maps and photographs throughout
Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey on your own wishes and interests
Insider the best way to retailer time and cash and get round like a neighborhood, fending off crowds and hassle spots
Essential information at your fingertips - hours of operation, telephone numbers, web pages, transit counsel, prices
Honest experiences for all budgets - consuming, dozing, sight-seeing, going out, procuring, hidden gem stones that the majority guidebooks miss
Cultural insights provide you with a richer, extra profitable go back and forth event - historical past, way of life, humans, arts, structure, natural world, panorama, tune, structure, literature, visible arts, foodstuff, wine.
More than 70 maps
Covers San Francisco, Marin nation & the Bay quarter, Napa & Sonoma Wine nation, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite nationwide Park & the Sierra Nevada, the valuable Coast and more
The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Northern California, our such a lot finished consultant to the sector, is ideal for either exploring best points of interest and taking roads much less traveled.

Looking for a advisor occupied with San Francisco? try out Lonely Planet's San Francisco advisor for a accomplished examine the entire urban has to provide; detect San Francisco, a photo-rich advisor to the city's most well-liked points of interest; or Pocket San Francisco, a handy-sized consultant interested by the can't-miss attractions for a fast trip.
Looking for extra wide insurance? try out Lonely Planet's California advisor for a accomplished examine the entire area has to supply, or realize California, a photo-rich consultant to the city's most well-liked attractions.
Authors: Written and researched through Lonely Planet, John A Vlahides, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Celeste Brash, Beth Kohn, Tienlon Ho

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Despite brief periods of unity under individual warrior-chiefs, the constant warring left them open to the Roman conquest in the 1st century AD. 500 BC Servant offers wine, symbolic of Dionysus who died each winter to be reborn in spring. Religion, Myths and Legends The Thracians’ key religious beliefs involved fertility, birth and death. They held a strong belief in life after death, and it is likely that the cult of Orpheus began in Thrace before it won popularity in Greece. It is also thought that the Thracians practised ecstatic religious rites similar to the wine-fuelled Dionysiac revels of ancient Greece.

The frequency of wine-cups in burials reveals the importance of wine in such rituals. A wife would compete for the honour of being killed and buried with her lord, according to Greek historian Herodotus. A Warrior Nation Greek and Roman historians portrayed the Thracians as superior fighters – tough, mobile and with excellent cavalry. To the ancient Greeks, Thrace was a hostile and wild place, home of Ares, god of war. The Romans had a type of gladiator named after the Thracians – lightly armed with a curved sword and circular shield.

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