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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
PublisherAdamant Media Corporation
File size0.9 Mb
GanreHistory
Release date 02.11.2005
ISBN9781402197000
Pages count301
Book rating3.87 (12 votes)
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To read old histories . . . by that I mean histories written long ago of even further away times or people requires deft footwork.You have to filter out the time period prejudices and tics of a writer steeped in, in some cases a prize specimen of, an earlier time, while still sifting for the grains of truth that, too often he rather than she, has winnowed regardless of his time-frame.I had been working through my own preoccupation with the subject matter of The Classics and feeling I needed to know about "all that ancient history" and better yet from the men who were the acme of their classes in it.I was doomed to a gasping failure with this one, it lingered on and on and I kept going back to it with less and less grace.Finally, at 3/4 of the way through I admit to failure.I know all about Cyrus and will be reading Alexander in maybe Xenophon, later.A good modern translation.Sigh. Failure is so draining.

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