Book Review – The Oresteia by Aeschylus (Robert Fagles Translation)

Zeus has led us on to know, the Helmsman lays it down as law that we must suffer, suffer into truth. The Oresteia was written by our man Aeschylus during a golden age of Athens. Art and civility began to flourish at this city upon a hill, not long after a set of ravaging wars with the Persian empire. In …

Book Review – The Hittite by Ben Bova

“War stories grow larger with each telling, and this one was already becoming overblown, scarcely an hour after it happened.” The Hittite¬†opens on a soldier of the Hittite (Hatti) Empire, Lukka, returning home from a campaign in Armenia, only to find the once-mighty empire in disarray and his family kidnapped by slavers. Along with a few soldiers who have nowhere …