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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
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Aug 03, 11

bookshelves: gay, historical

I had been studying Ancient History in senior high school. I sort of enjoyed it, but it was still school work. Then over the summer I read this book, and feel so heavily in love with Ancient Greece that I have never looked back. It was my first love and is still strong.

I went on to read many of Mary Renault's books, and prefer Fire From Heaven (about Alexander's youth) and Last of the Wine (about Athens during the Peloponnesian War and about Socrates) but this book maintains a special place in my hearat. I also went on to study Ancient Greek history at university.

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