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The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
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Jul 29, 2009

it was amazing
Read in January, 1974

I read this book when I was in high school and it had a tremendous impact on my life. I was already interested in history and this really focused my attention on the Hellenistic period of Greek history. I moved on to the Alexander trilogy immediately after as well as several others. I even talked my western civilization prof in college into accepting a book report of this book because it was listed in the suggested reading of our textbook.

Her writings led me to a lifelong fascination with ancient history. I took 2 years of ancient Greek and as many Greek history related electives as I could fit into a geology degree.

I recommend this book and all her others to anyone struggling to get through ancient history in college. These books bring it to life.
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