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Men Of Athens

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Once again, Olivia Coolidge puts flesh and blood on the bones of history. In these short stories that frame the Golden Age of Athens she spreads before the reader a dramatic, highly colored panorama of the times and men who made the glory of Athens' Golden Age.
Here is the barbaric splendor of the Persian court at Sardis; a stirring view of the battle of Salamis; here is T
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244 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1962)
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Heather
I just didn't like this one. Not a bit. One of the things I like about newer books of historical fiction/fictionalized history (or whatever you might classify this as) is that the authors tend to tell you which parts are the facts and which parts are their liberties. That definitely doesn't exist in this book and it is confusing figuring out which characters are historical and which are fictional and which events might have really happened. On top of that, I found the stories boring. So for her ...more
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Olivia Coolidge was born in London, England, in 1908. She received her education at Somerville College, Oxford University, where her main subjects included Latin, Greek, and philosophy. These studies helped her earn her place in the pantheon of children's literature through her mythological re-tellings demonstrating careful research and the adroit capacity to bring the past to life.
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