Harry Mount's Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus

Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks Of the four classical orders of architecture, three were invented by the Greeks and the fourth, the only one the Romans could come up with, was a combination of two of the former.The powerful ghost of ancient GreecArchitecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks Of the four classical orders of architecture, three were invented by the Greeks and the fourth, the only one the Romans could come up with, was a combination of two of the former.The powerful ghost of ancient Greece still lingers on in the popular mind as the first great civilization and one of the most influential in the creation of modern thought It is the starting block of Western European civilization In his New Odyssey, eminent writer Harry Mount tells the story of ancient Greece while on the trail of its greatest son, Odysseus In the charming, anecdotal style of his bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, Harry visits Troy, still looming over the plain where Achilles dragged Hector s body through the dust, and attempts to swim the Hellespont, in emulation of Lord Byron and the doomed Greek lover, Leander Whether in Odysseus s kingdom on Ithaca, Homer s birthplace of Chios or the Minotaur s lair on Crete, Mount brings the Odyssey and ancient Greece back to life.
Harry Mount s Odyssey Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus Architecture art sculpture economics mathematics science metaphysics comedy tragedy drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks Of the four classical orders of architec

  • Title: Harry Mount's Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus
  • Author: Harry Mount
  • ISBN: 9781472904676
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Harry Mount's Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus”

    1. Had so much potential but just didn't really live up to it. The author has a passion for everything Greek and this shows in his writing. He also has a passion for name dropping which also shows in his writing. We are reminded a few times how he is 2nd cousin to David Cameron, a relation of Byron, knows Boris Johnson, attended Westminster School and Oxford University. Not just once but right throughout the book. His own personal story is not particularly interesting and he seems to deliberately p [...]

    2. Not what I was expecting. Not a travel book. Far from it in fact. Mount makes no friends at the beginning as he spends more time name dropping his friends and relatives than focusing on the Greek, yet as the book progresses he begins to show his love for Homer & The Odyssey, and at the same time manages to draw the reader in. And in so doing provides the reader with the chance for their own self-reflection.

    3. Interesting book. The author was a little too sorry for himself. But fascinating insights into ancient Greece and lots of facts that I did not know. Well worth reading

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