The Olympian: A Tale of Ancient Hellas

The Olympian A Tale of Ancient Hellas In the th Olympiad by Greek reckoning the strongest fastest quickest and most agile men in Hellas gathered at Olympia to celebrate life through athletic competition That same year BCE by our

  • Title: The Olympian: A Tale of Ancient Hellas
  • Author: E.S. Kraay
  • ISBN: 9781439201671
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the 75th Olympiad by Greek reckoning, the strongest, fastest, quickest and most agile men in Hellas gathered at Olympia to celebrate life through athletic competition That same year, 480 BCE by our reckoning, the Persian Emprie ruled the known world save for that small peninsula dominated by a dozen democratic city states To avenge the defeat of his father on the plaiIn the 75th Olympiad by Greek reckoning, the strongest, fastest, quickest and most agile men in Hellas gathered at Olympia to celebrate life through athletic competition That same year, 480 BCE by our reckoning, the Persian Emprie ruled the known world save for that small peninsula dominated by a dozen democratic city states To avenge the defeat of his father on the plain of Marathon 10 years earlier, Xerxes, the Great King amassed an army a million men strong to bring these free states to heel Amid the cheering crowds, the sweat, dust and blood on the Elisian fields of friendly strife, and threatened by the impending clash of armies with the fate of Western Civilization in the balance, two men, one a boxer, the other a poet, come to the revelation that the true worth of a man is based on than what he does for himself The Olympian explores a little known reason why only 300 Spartans faced a million men in the Thermopylae Pass, and stands as tribute to those extraordinary warriors who waged a battle that saved Western culture.

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    1. E.S. Kraay Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Olympian: A Tale of Ancient Hellas book, this is one of the most wanted E.S. Kraay author readers around the world.

    2. Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.Tell them in Lacedaemon [Sparta], passer-by / That here, obedient to their laws, we lieEpitaph at Thermopylae commemorating the 300 Spartans who died there in defense of Hellas, trying to repel the army of Xerxes and attributed to Simonides, the poet. A gripping, thoughtful story of what truly makes a human being. To a group from Thasos and [...]

    3. The novel is set roughly ten years after the defeat of the Greeks at Thermopylae but the main subject is the events of the summer of 480 BC and the impact they had on the two main characters. What makes this book exceptional and good reading is that it is not, except for one short chapter, the retelling of the familiar story of blood and gore and courage, but rather the story of a Thasian athlete seen through the eyes of others who knew him. The book is told in the first person from the perspect [...]

    4. 4 1/2. This book is notable for being genuinely Greek and very beautiful. Especially the later sections are very powerful.

    5. Superb blend of fact and fiction. Gene Kraay does an excellent job of grabbing you and not letting you go until the final paragraph. Can't wait for his next effort!

    6. Entertaining book, though I still find it hard to read books about the ancients where the writer uses phrases such as 'he looked at the sea that shimmered like glass'hh.

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