Gods and legions : a novel of the Roman Empire /
Outstanding praise for Michael Curtis Ford's The Ten Thousand: The descriptive language throughout is heroic, at times echoing the Iliad. Ford brings an interesting, fictively personal outlook to one of the classics. Inspired and highly informed, The Ten Thousand may lead many readers back to t...
New York :
St. Martin's Paperbacks,
|Edition:||St. Martin's pbks. ed.|
|Summary:||Outstanding praise for Michael Curtis Ford's The Ten Thousand: The descriptive language throughout is heroic, at times echoing the Iliad. Ford brings an interesting, fictively personal outlook to one of the classics. Inspired and highly informed, The Ten Thousand may lead many readers back to the original [Anabasis by Xenephon]." --Kirkus Reviews "The Greek mercenaries of the time of Socrates lost a war to the Persians but gained immortality. Thrilling, eloquent, illuminated by scholarship comes this retelling of the epic running battle of The Ten Thousand from Babylon to the sea." --James Brady, author of the bestselling The Marines of Autumn. "There is no more gripping story of desperate courage than the march of The Ten Thousand. Yet few Americans know anything about their astonishing trek out of Asia some 2,400 years ago. Michael Curtis Ford's moving account of the fighting and dying of these heroic Greek mercenaries is not only historically sound, but very human, in making Xenophon's tale come alive in a way that no ancient historian or classicist has yet accomplished." --Professor Victor Hanson, author of Carnage and Culture."Michael Ford is at his best when he is describing or philosophizing. At times, as in his description of a trip to the oracle at Delphi, this can be genuinely thought-provoking. Pressfield's fans will be delighted to discover this new author." -The Historical Novel Society. "For anyone interested in thinking about the ancient world, the degree to which cultures have clashed, and the process of survival this is a thought-provoking book."--Newt Gingrich. "A swift, often brutal, and thoroughly compelling novel. It is a book that makes the reader feel the story has been lived, not merely read."-The Statesmen Journal. "An incredible tale of survival...a truly heroic story with wonderful battle scenes, and all brought vividly alive by this new author. An epic adventure, full of fascinating detail of the period." --Publishing News (UK).|
|Physical Description:||x, 460 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.|