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Was there anything that Aristotle didn't try to study?,
This review is from: The Golden Mean (Hardcover)
I'm a big history buff, but not so much up on this time period, so I can't comment on the historical accuracy. What I loved about it: wonderful storytelling and details. While it chronicles the relationship between Aristotle and his pupil, Alexander the Great, other relationships were explored as well including Aristotle and his wives, Aristotle and the aristocracy of Pella, and Alexander and his peers.
I really loved the little details. For example, when Aristotle's maid pulled a strand of her hair to use to slice a boiled egg. The story was interesting enough to hold my attention, but it was in the descriptions and details that the novel really shined.
It also succeeded in the task that all good historical fiction should - it has inspired me to want to learn more about the time period.