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Rhys Carpenter (Author of Folk Tale, Fiction and Saga in the Homeric Epics)

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Beyond the Pillars of Hercules by Rhys Carpenter. THe Classical world seen through the eyes of its discoverers History of exploration in ancient times. PaperbackThe Great Explorerspages. Published by Tandem Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Oct 25, Jim rated it it was ok. I found this both fascinating and frustrating, with the latter dominating. The subject matter is engaging enough: Along t I found this both fascinating and frustrating, with the latter dominating.

Books by Rhys Carpenter

The author tries, where possible, to rely upon ancient texts to recount these expeditions– primary ones where they exist, secondary ones where they do not– and then seeks to use modern knowledge of geography, linguistics, astronomy, climatology and ecology, and other features to see if it is possible arcjitetti corroborate these ancient accounts.


As such, a lengthy quotation from say, Herodotus, may be followed by data from a publication of modern “Sailing Directions” from the U. So, why did I find this frustrating? Mainly, it was style. The prose crpenter horribly long-winded, self-important, and contorted to my ears. Run-ons abound and even grammatically correct sentences are needlessly wordy.

In nearly every paragraph, we afchitetti a phrase like, “In the light of such evidence it is impermissible to deny credence to the explicit statement that the Garmantes drove chariots…” that could have instead just been something like: Also, car;enter book needed more maps.

In fairness, though it should be noted that this is a year old book, and that it’s author was in his 70s when he wrote it– so, it may just be that some of my stylistic criticisms come down to a multi-generational gap in taste.

Beyond the Pillars of Hercules by Rhys Carpenter

At times, it does read like a late Victorian novel, rather than a 20th century work of popular paartenone. Ultimately, I did find enough of interest in the book that I finished it despite these frustrations, and I did learn some interesting things from it.

I’d be curious to learn if there are more recent works published on the subject. Feb 17, Oartenone Walker rated it liked it. A fascinating approach to pre-history’s great explorers, examining the routes of discovery based on ancient texts.

At times the writing is a little cumbersome and overlaid, but it is an interesting dek which questions some of our accepted norms and sheds light on many forgotten, and even unknown, heroes and travel pioneers. Panais Christobal rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Iana Gutnik rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Alex Mackenzie rated it liked it Mar 16, Brian Wilson rated it really liked it Aug 27, Bob rated it really liked it Mar 02, Phillip Kay rated it really liked it Dec 11, Zakawale marked it as to-read Aug 28, Natajia marked it as to-read Sep 10, Rick Davis marked it as to-read Dec 08, Olga marked it as to-read Jan 02, Carpenteer Malone marked it as to-read Jun 15, Peggy marked it as to-read Jun 23, Mike Perrin marked it as to-read Aug 16, Michael Lane marked it as to-read Jun 15, Tal added it Mar 21, Tony O’Connell marked it as to-read Jul 13, Jack marked it as to-read Mar 14, Fox marked it as to-read Mar 20, John Pharo marked it as to-read Sep 30, Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Oct 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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