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It sort of blends the two. It straight-forwardly gives historical facts, but it does so using two frameworks: chronologically as the book moves forward, and also by following the personal lives of various characters involved. It reminds me of the older approach to history, like what would have existed in Byzantium itself, where historians weren't obsessed with 'objectivity' and were just trying to 'tell the true story' or whatever.
 

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Is this good? I count myself as something as a Byzantium hobbyist.
I've found it enjoyable, though I can't really judge the finer points of historical accuracy as it's been a long time since I read anything about this period. It's short and reads quickly though, so not a major time investment, if that matters.
 

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I've found it enjoyable, though I can't really judge the finer points of historical accuracy as it's been a long time since I read anything about this period. It's short and reads quickly though, so not a major time investment, if that matters.
Time investment is not a major issue for now. Come May when the new baby gets here maybe so. I added it to my Amazon wish list. Thanks for the book.
 

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Just finished All is Well by Dr. Rossi.
 

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The Garden of the Holy Spirit, by Elder Iakovos of Evia. Translated by S.G. Papadopoulos
 

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What should I read next?
 

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I am reading a book by J I Packer called Knowing God. It is ok. I am not sure why he was an Anglican though. He never quotes them and seems to be a full on Calvinist
 

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I mean... it's interesting and all... but I find the mistaken beliefs of the people involved much sadder than the disappearance of their language. The sporadic contact with (mostly) white people over the last century has left them completely out in left field about what the rest of the world is like and how they can obtain the same life for themselves.
 

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I decided to look up on google maps the village being discussed in this book, just to sort of get an idea of where on the island it was and how remote, and when I ended up on the wiki page I read this...

"In 2018, the village was burned down and abandoned due to violence among households. The former residents fled to the nearby villages of Wongan, Watam, and Boroi."

Well that's unfortunate. 🙁
 

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The Flaw (Το λάθος ) / Antonis Samarakis (Αντώνης Σαμαράκης;)
 

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Just finished Timaeus / Plato; translated by Benjamin Jowett. I lost track as to how the triangles can combine and divide, but it was an interesting read.
 

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Homer and Wikipedia.
Please donate to Wikipedia. Homer is dead, so it's too late to donate to he who was indesputably a he.
 
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There isn't a lot of information, has anyone googled the earliest reference to Homer? I'm using Mom's Nook and some books are free.
 

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The Trojan War never happened because Achilles and Ulysses and a majority of the characters of Homer are fictional, in Achilles case due to his ancestry as a demigod.
 

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The Trojan War never happened because Achilles and Ulysses and a majority of the characters of Homer are fictional, in Achilles case due to his ancestry as a demigod.
What I'm about to admit to is supremely silly, but it's the truth: I can't hear/see "Achilles" without the "Ohhhhh Achilllllleeeeesssss" in this song popping into my head...

 

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Homer and Wikipedia.
Please donate to Wikipedia. Homer is dead, so it's too late to donate to he who was indesputably a he.
I never donated money for a matter a principle, given I donate a lot of my time already. I ask people to donate, though.
 

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Back in 2014 I read the condensed single-volume version of this biography, but now it's time to go whole hog and read the five-volume version.
 

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Rereading Laurus by Eugene Vidolazkin. Even better the second time.
 

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Just started Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future. Might take it slowly. 🙂
 
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