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From Achilles to Christ by Louis Markos
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Oct 12, 11

bookshelves: 0-bce-to-300ce, historical, non-fiction
Read from March 28 to October 12, 2011

A thought-provoking book, on so many levels. Markos' deconstruction of the pagan myths such as the Iliad and the Odyssey is worthy reading, and his parallels within the Bible are an interesting concept.

However, the belief that God/Yahweh directed Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, and others to write these works is I feel a little fantastic. The premise of the book is that the authors were being shown a glimpse of what was to come, and they then interpreted it to suit their environment.

Markos also seems to believe there are only 3 types of people in the world - Christians, pagans, and atheists. Within this, I found some of his religiosity to be narrow-minded and unnecessary.
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