By Robin Lane Fox
Robin Lane Fox's "Travelling Heroes: Greeks and their Myths within the Epic Age of Homer" proposes a brand new frame of mind approximately historical Greeks, exhibiting how real-life trips formed their legendary stories. The stories of the traditional Greeks have encouraged us for millions of years. yet the place did they originate? Esteemed classicist Robin Lane Fox attracts on a lifetime's wisdom of the traditional global, and on his personal travels, to open up the age of Homer. His acclaimed heritage explores how the intrepid seafarers of eighth-century Greece sailed round the Mediterranean, encountering unusual new points of interest - volcanic mountains, vaporous springs, large prehistoric bones - and weaving them into the myths of gods, monsters and heroes that might turn into the cornerstone of Western civilization: the Odyssey and the Iliad. "A attractive evocation of a tantalizing world..."Travelling Heroes" is a "tour de force"". (Rowland Smith, "Literary Review"). "Lyrical, passionate ...his superb present is to make this long-ago international a vibrant, outstanding and infrequently scary position ...a marvelous story". (Elizabeth Speller, "Sunday Times"). "Original, bold and arguably life-enhancing ...produced with a sweeping narrative flourish important of a cinematographer or screenwriter". (Paul Cartledge, "Independent"). "Lane Fox argues his case with super variety and verve ...learned, and continually lively". (Mary Beard, "Financial Times"). Robin Lane Fox (b. 1946) is a Fellow of latest collage, Oxford, and a school Reader in old historical past. His different books comprise "The Classical World", "Alexander the Great", "Pagans and Christians" and "The Unauthorized Version". He was once old consultant to Oliver Stone at the making of Stone's movie "Alexander", for which he waived all his charges provided that he may perhaps participate in the cavalry cost opposed to elephants which Stone staged within the Moroccan desolate tract.