Robin Lane Fox

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Travelling Heroes

book | Non-Fiction | 2008
World → Penguin
US → Knopf

This remarkable and original book proposes a new way of thinking about the Greeks and their myths in the age of the great Homeric hymns. It combines a lifetime's familiarity with Greek literature and history with the latest archeological discoveries and the author's own journeys to the main sites in the story to describe how particular Greeks of the eighth century BC travelled east and west around the Mediterranean, and how their extraordinary journeys shaped their ideas of their gods and heroes.

It gathers together stories and echoes from many different ancient cultures, not just the Greek - Assyria, Egypt, the Phoenician traders - and ranges from Mesopotamia to the Rio Tinto at Huelva in modern Portugal.

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German
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Klett Cotta Verlag
Italian
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Einaudi Editore
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Spectator
Reads as grippingly as any thriller... ultimate proof of Lane Fox's inimitable remarkable powers of resurrectionism. Tom Holland
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