The Greek Treasure Irving Stone

ISBN: 9780451072115

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The Greek Treasure  by  Irving Stone

The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone
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Be it Michelangelo or Henry Schliemann, be it a chisel or a pick, theres always a lot of wood to chop in one of Irving Stones factually fortified biographies of great men of obdurate vigor. Schliemann was certainly the most single-minded of theseMoreBe it Michelangelo or Henry Schliemann, be it a chisel or a pick, theres always a lot of wood to chop in one of Irving Stones factually fortified biographies of great men of obdurate vigor.

Schliemann was certainly the most single-minded of these when in middle age, rich & retired from business, he decided to uncover the city of Troy destroyed some 3000 years ago. At this time he also married the young (only 17) Sophia who stayed by his side in situ during the years of endless excavations, even after little Andromache & Agamemnon were born.

For Schliemann it was to be A life sentence... Sometimes I dont know which is the prisoner in this mount. Troy or myself. But then there were the 1st coins & medals & vertebrae, & later Priams gold & silver (which the Turkish government would contest). Schliemann was an arbitrary man, stingy with Sophia & her family tho no price was too great to pay for his lifework which he subsidized, while he drove himself unremittingly toward his own sepulcher.

Certainly hes not the most lovable subject to read about at this predictable great length- & in all the bedrock scholarship & mounds of magma, its hard to find the bosom lifting feeling of discovery however manifest the destiny of any book Stone has ever written.--Kirkus



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