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the Iliad of Homer: first epic of the West

The Iliad by Homer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Western literature kicks off with the clash of civilizations. Crafting an epic of my own, I got the idea of exploring the great epics of Western literature in more detail. … Continue reading

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The Histories by Herodotus

The Histories by Herodotus My rating: 3 of 5 stars This chatty account of the first great clash of East and West demands an interest in, and preferably a knowledge of, the people and places of that time. I acquired … Continue reading

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