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Sur les chemins de Sainte Victoire

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De Romilly, who died in 2010, wrote extensively in French on classical Greek culture, literature and thought. Amazon lists a number of her books, including this one. This book is a natural history of sorts. De Romilly's intimate, warm and captivating journey along the paths of one of France's most well-known landmarks is a joy to read. For anyone who's spent time in ...more
189 pages
Published April 1994 by Editions Julliard
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Bob Pearson
May 29, 2012 Bob Pearson rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite books to browse through and imagine the rugged landscape of one of France's most famous features -- Mont Sainte Victoire. De Romilly was a prolific author of books on classical Greek culture, literature and thought. This book is different; it is her personal paean to Cezanne's mountain, near her own home and community of Aix. With this book, de Romilly was able to accomplish what every nature writer hopes to do, to write a description of a place so convincingly that ...more
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Jacqueline Worms de Romilly (March 26, 1913-December 18, 2010) is a French philologist, Classical scholar and writer of fiction of Jewish ancestry.

Born in Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, she studied at the lycée Molière, where she was the winner of the Concours général de latin and took the second prize in Greek in 1930. She then prepared for the École Normale Supérieure at the lycée Louis-le-Grand. She e
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