AUSTRALIAN shares have recovered the lost ground fromthe Greek debt crisis, adding$57 billion in value over the past week to close at their strongest since August 2.Continuing overseas market euphoria in expectation of a debt deal with Greece, and then on Thursday the news that it had been achieved, propelled the Australian market over the week back to the level it was before the euro-zonecrisis unfolded in early August.Yesterday, however, it tooka breather. At the close, thebenchmark S&P/ASX 200 Indexwas up 5.1 points, or 0.12 percent, at 4353.3.Austock Securities senior client adviser Michael Heffernan saidAustralian equities had absorbedthe news from Europe on Thursday, which led it to ease off yesterday.Mr Heffernan said the market had performed extremely well throughout the week."The momentum now andsentiment is decidedly different from what we'd seen a month ago," he said. "The mood is buoyant."Among the miners sector, BHP Billiton rose 34?, or 0.9 per cent, to $38.69 and Rio Tinto gained 52?, or 0.8 per cent, to $70.22.For the banks, it was a mixedday, though changes were slight. Westpac lost 8? to $22.68, Commonwealth dipped 3? to $49.96, ANZ rose 8? to $22.08 and NationalAustralia Bank gained 12? to $25.99.Macquarie Group was up 80? at $25.15 despite the investment bank downgrading its 2012 forecast. Macquarie said financial market volatility and uncertainty had reduced its income and caused a24 per cent fall in first-half profit.Qantas closed down 2.5? at $1.545. The company revealed atits annual meeting yesterday thatcontinuing industrial action had cost it more lost revenue than the disruptions due to the Chileanvolcanic ash cloud earlier this year, or about $68 million so far and growing at $15 million a week.Gold moved up sharply again, the spot price gaining $US18.73 to US1742.75 an ounce.The dollar finished the Australian session up US1.4? at $1.0676 after reaching $US1.0753 overnight.