Hello all! You may or may not have noticed but I've been kind of absent from Amazon lately (especially the discussion boards which I do love so much)-the cause was unfortunately hands that hurt too much to type. But I'm back and I have a new question for you all.
Who is your favorite, real, honest to god would give five years of your life to actually meet favorite historical figure? Also-please name a book one could read to get to know this person (as much as any work of fiction will truly portray a real living person.) And no Tudor's allowed (sorry-but we'd be over run with the same people over and over again and I want you to think outside the box!) Mythological people are your own call.
For me, lately it would be Hypatia of Alexandria who was a pagan martyr to the growing power of the Roman Christian church, tortured and killed because of her teaching at the great library and free lectures to the poor. To read her story in a book that tells it as it should be I recommend you check out "Remembering Hypatia" by Brian Trent. It's a short but excellent memorial to a woman almost completely forgotten by time.
I look forward to seeing other reactions to my question.
(If you've seen this elsewere, I accidently posted it in the wrong place at first please forgive me. And don't forget to name that book!)
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