SOME TALK OF ALEXANDER
A Journey through Space and Time in the Greek World

FREDERIC RAPHAEL
336pp 106 ILLUS 2006 OUT OF PRINT G284

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Do 'the classics' have relevance at the start of the twenty-first century? Or are they just an outdated repository of class vanity, racial prejudice and pedantic obscurantism, rooted in abstruse texts and concerned almost entirely with the activities of dead white males in strange costumes? In this work, Raphael springs to the defence of a much-maligned but bracingly elitist world. His journey into ancient Greece is a private odyssey through art, poetry, politics and warfare, a deliberate amalgam in which myth and reason, high ideals and low cunning blend with the plaited texture of ancient society.