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Travelling Heroes

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Travelling Heroes by Robin Lane Fox
Paperback $21.95
Mar 09, 2010 | ISBN 9780679763864

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“Multilayered and beautifully written. . . . [Lane Fox’s] great gift is to make this long-ago world a vivid, extraordinary and sometimes frightening place. Like Homer’s yearning traveller, Lane Fox longs to be there, and his longing is contagious.”
—Elizabeth Speller, The Sunday Times (London)
“Full of wit and suspense. . . . Lane Fox argues his case with tremendous style and verve.”
—Mary Beard, Financial Times
“A fascinating quest . . . that illuminates the roots of Greek thought and ideas that have shaped our own world and philosophies. . . . Lane Fox is a lively writer.”
—Lois D. Atwood, The Providence Journal
“Exciting. . . . With his usual panache, [Lane Fox] displays encyclopaedic erudition alongside an unusually wide historical and geographical scope. The pleasure and the education offered by this book lie in the stylishly presented detail.”
—Edith Hall, The Times Literary Supplement (London)
“As we follow [Lane Fox] through the pages of this learned, original and ceaselessly intriguing book, we find a strange and alien landscape opening up before us, one so remote that it had hitherto seemed lost to utter darkness. . . . This is a wonderful book.”
—Tom Holland, The Spectator (London)
“Original, daring, and arguably life-enhancing. . . . Lane Fox [writes] with a sweeping narrative flourish worthy of a cinematographer or screenwriter . . . seasoned and leavened with a wit that only writing can afford.”
—Paul Cartledge, The Independent (London)
“Lane Fox has spent his long and distinguished career negotiating a broader intellectual highway, and leading a wide range of readers along it. Travelling Heroes takes us on a dazzling journey throughout the Mediterranean world of the 8th century BC [and] he evokes the period brilliantly.”
The Telegraph (London)

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