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Действие знаменитого исторического романа "Таис Афинская" разворачивается во времена завоевательных походов Александра Македонского. Главная героиня романа, гетера Таис, - реальный исторический персонаж. Несмотря на свои 17 лет, она считалась знаменитостью Афин. За блестящую внешность, образованность, искусство в танцах современники называли ее "четвертой Харитой" - богине ...more
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TarasProkopyuk
Jul 17, 2015 TarasProkopyuk rated it really liked it
Прекрасный сюжет этого романа проводит читателей сквозь интереснейшее время в истории - времена походов и великих завоеваний Александра Македонского. Он основывается на реальных событиях и вместе с художественным вымыслом очень интересен и увлекателен.

Главной героиней в этой книге является прекрасная гетера, у которой есть особое предназначение и её жизнь очень богатая, разнообразная и с множествами приключениями. Насыщенная жизнь Таис Афинской богата верной дружбой как с женщинами так и с мужчи
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Olga
May 28, 2013 Olga rated it it was amazing
Удивительно, как мало я слышала об этой книге, но как она достойна внимания и возможности быть известной всему миру!
Редко встретишь такое интересное и умное повествование про античный мир от лица женщины, которая могла бы стать царицей и женой Александра Македонского!
Таис - гетера, т.е. женщина-гейша, в какой-то степени. Она подруга, она советчица, она утешит в любви и расскажет полезную информацию, т.к. владеет лучшим образованием, новостями, знакомствами. И она получает за это деньги, но имеет
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Gianna
Jan 30, 2013 Gianna rated it it was amazing
I first read this book years ago, and I greatly enjoyed re-reading it. This is so much more than a love story or the story of a woman. Efremov’s true mastery is in combining explicit philosophical contemplations with a spellbinding narrative. There are a lot of discussions about philosophers and art. The role of women in different societies is discussed although the role of hetaeras at the time was idealized. Their independence was rather limited. Other women had even less.

At one point, Efremov
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Sergey Artamonov
Aug 13, 2013 Sergey Artamonov rated it it was amazing
Shelves: russian-modern
"Таис" - это великолепный пример романа, написанного талантливым писателем и, одновременно, человеком, любящим и знающим историю.
Вы с головой погружаетесь в Античность - тот её момент, когда Александр Македонский совершал свой великий поход, а в Рим вели ещё далеко не все дороги. Искусство, философия, быт, мифы - каждому аспекту уделено достаточно внимания, и в итоге получается обширная панорама.
Масштабы происходящих в романе событий грандиозны. Но среди этой эпичности нисколько не теряется обра
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Hristina Ivanova
At first I really wasn't impressed with the storyline...it seemed very slow and not that interesting. Half way through though it got intense and I started enjoying it much more. However, I feel that many storylines were started and never finished and this left me with a bit of disappointment. I was lloking for a more detailed description of Thais's relationships with Ptolemy and Alexander mentally-wise. Also, the whole novel had a very down-to-earth feeling to it, while the ending was very fanta ...more
Olesya
Nov 25, 2015 Olesya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. It shows the power of a woman in a complete male environment. It shows not only the power itself but the beauty of this power. It's written in a very simple way and this book will take you into the story and won't let you out till the end.
Kara-karina
Jun 10, 2011 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing
I love this author and I love this book. I don't remember how many times I've read it over the years, but this is a pure gem.
This is a story of the most famous hetaera of Greece, wife of Ptolemey, who conquered Egypt and a friend and companion of Alexander the Great; she was the woman who burned Persepolis.
The novel was written in 1972, and this is a pure testament to the power of women through the history.
There is mysticism and deep historical research, philosophers and old gods, erotism and pu
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Azamat
Sep 29, 2011 Azamat rated it it was amazing
Прекрасная книга. Очень романтичная и увлекательная история любви Таис Афинской и Александра Македонского. Не смотря на то, что основная идея и персонажи взяты из исторических источников, остается только гадать на сколько точны с исторической точки зрения события, которые происходят в книге. Так как они далеки от реальности, то не стоит относиться к этому произведению как к историческому роману. Всем рекомендую.
Irina
Jan 11, 2015 Irina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Автор больше историк, чем писатель. В книге слишком много информации, которая, на мой взгляд, излишняя и утомительная в художественном произведении. Автор употребляет какие-то сложнообразованные слова, потом их начинает уточнять и объяснять, все это громоздится друг на друга... Но видно с какой любовью и старанием написана книга, этому нельзя не отдать должное.
Siranush
Nov 06, 2013 Siranush rated it it was amazing
When I was reading I thought this is just history and difficult to read. And it really takes me too long to finish it. Yesterday I finished. Today I already miss it.
This is not only a historical story as it seems; this book is about beauty, philosophy, believes, feelings, loyalty, human relationships...
Sergey Pavlov
Jan 28, 2015 Sergey Pavlov rated it really liked it
Когда повествование дошло до тантрического секса, я понял, что вначале недооцениел эту книжку. ;)
Elena Semenchuk
Jun 01, 2014 Elena Semenchuk rated it it was amazing
This is a book to read and reread, full of wisdom, beauty and love.
Anna
Jul 29, 2010 Anna rated it it was amazing
Обожаю! Гимн женщине
Anna
Jun 20, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book , I found it on a book shelf in my aunts house and I think it was first romance book I ever read and back them my ears went red because it was the closes thing to hot steamy history romance I ever read back then. I know now books are way different but back then it was something. I liked the portrait of the strong women that changed everything around her and had success in many battles that men with swords could not.
João Sousa
Dec 03, 2015 João Sousa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, a masterpiece. Very much was already written by a great number of users here, so I will add only a bit of what I read in my edition of this book. By reading other opinions I guess that not all versions have an introduction by the author as mine has.

In many comments here I read that the first section of the book is long, uninteresting, slow paced or even boring, but Ivan Efremov was perhaps anticipating this approach and has an interesting explanation for that. He states that in the first 2-
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Barbitura
Dec 07, 2015 Barbitura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-novels
Who could give this novel less then five stars? It's unbelievable how something written can touch your soul, how heroes can be your best friends and most exciting creatures ever created. Great piece.
Lyaman Yusifli
Aug 30, 2015 Lyaman Yusifli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most favorite childhood books!
Patrick Fay
An interesting book but not a great translation. A story of the times of Alexander the Great from a woman's perspective. The different viewpoint was interesting but the English was a bit awkward and blunt although I have been told it is quite beautiful in Russian. Wait for a better translation.
Dangermousie
I read this book when I was about twelve or so, with my best friend at the time (we'd take turns turning the pages) and have reread it many times since, always finding something new in the lyrical narrative and fascinating characters. At one time, this was my favorite book bar none. Years (and more books) have since removed it from that position, but it still remains in my Top 10, and probably always will.
Алёна Смирнова
I can't say that I was into this book. The author is more a historian than a writer, but through the reading I could feel that he had written this book with love to all his characters and the history itself. So I can definitely say — this is a good book :)
Anya
Beautiful, well researched book about one of the most famous hetaeras of Ancien Greece. This book is one of the most popular novels in Russia. Apparently an English translation is available now too.
Yarix7
Mar 06, 2015 Yarix7 rated it it was amazing
Увлекательная история жизни умной и красивой тети. Заканчивается вполне логично. Рекомендуется к прочтению.
Gulya Tereshkina
Jun 09, 2012 Gulya Tereshkina rated it it was amazing
An amazing book. The main character is really inspiring! Reminds what it's like to be a real woman!
Viktoriia Lastovets
Очень познавательно, много исторических описаний. Но написана достаточно сложным языком.
Mairita
Jul 18, 2013 Mairita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lasīju bērnībā, šķita ļoti labs vēsturiskais piedzīvojumu romāns.
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Ivan Antonovich (real patronymic Antipovich) Yefremov (Russian: Иван Антонович (Антипович) Ефремов; April 22, 1908–October 5, 1972), last sometimes spelled Efremov, was a Soviet paleontologist, science fiction author and social thinker. He originated taphonomy, the study of fossilization patterns.
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