By Thomas Cahill

In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth quantity to discover “the hinges of history,” Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on one other entertaining—and traditionally unassailable—journey throughout the landmarks of artwork and bloodshed that outlined Greek tradition approximately 3 millennia ago.

In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and during the Greek islands, honors may be received in making love and warfare, and lives have been rife with contradictions. by means of constructing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified event, and opened the way in which for civil dialogue and experimentation—yet they saved slaves. the wonderful verses of the Iliad recount a clash during which rage and outrage spur males to motion and recommend that their “bellicose society of glowing metals and damn guns” isn't so very far-off from newer campaigns of “shock and awe.” And, centuries sooner than Zorba, Greece was once a land the place tune, dance, and freely flowing wine have been necessary to the excessive lifestyles. Granting equivalent time to the sacred and the profane, Cahill rivets our recognition to the legacies of an historical and enduring worldview.

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