Comoara grecilor

Comoara grecilor❮PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Comoara grecilor ✈ Author Irving Stone – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Dupa o tinerete aventuroasa, Heinrich Schliemann, devenit milionar prin forte proprii, la patruzeci si sapte de ani vrea sa si indeplineasca visul sa descopere Troia Ca si Alexandru cel Mare, stie Ili Dupa o tinerete aventuroasa, Heinrich Schliemann, devenit milionar prin forte proprii, la patruzeci si sapte de ani vrea sa si indeplineasca visul sa descopere Troia Ca si Alexandru cel Mare, stie Iliada pe de rost si este convins ca, urmand descrierile lui Homer, poate gasi cetatea Filologii, istoricii si arheologii de la sfirsitul secolului XIX cred ca Troia este un mit si ca Homer n a existat niciodata, Iliada nefiind decat o culegere de balade nascocite de aezi Pe Heinrich, un autodidact, savantii il dispretuiesc si l socotesc un exaltat Asta il indirjeste Impetuos si hotarat, vrea o sotie grecoaica, admiratoare a lui Homer, care sa i fie alaturi in proiectele sale arheologice O intalneste pe Sofia Engastromenos si, in pofida diferentei de varsta de treizeci de ani, ea se va dovedi perechea ideala cate fete s ar casatori cu un milionar, alaturi de care sa trudeasca apoi cu anii pe santiere arheologice izolate de lume, sapand cot la cot cu barbatii in tarana si noroi, in conditii precare, infruntand lipsuri, suspiciuni si boli urate, pentru o glorie efemera si tot timpul contestata. I remember being fascinated by the discovery of ancient Troy as a teen and recall reading everything I could get my hands on concerning this subject as well as the Trojan War.Stone has once again been diligent in his research so this book should be an easy and enjoyable way to learn all about ancient Greece and the Trojan War. Henry Schliemann was a very peculiar man, but only someone like him could have had the madness of excavating Troy His relationship with the 30 years younger Sophia was a fortunate and interesting adventure What I most appreciated was that he had the courage of pursuing his plans despite the fact that his contemporaries and the Greeks believed that Homer s Troy was pure myth He demonstrated that the ancient writings told a true story when he uncovered Priam s treasure A lesson for sceptics I Henry Schliemann was a very peculiar man, but only someone like him could have had the madness of excavating Troy His relationship with the 30 years younger Sophia was a fortunate and interesting adventure What I most appreciated was that he had the courage of pursuing his plans despite the fact that his contemporaries and the Greeks believed that Homer s Troy was pure myth He demonstrated that the ancient writings told a true story when he uncovered Priam s treasure A lesson for sceptics Interestingly enough, the treasure has disappeared from the Berlin museum during the II WW It would have been maybe safer if Schliemann would have sold it to the Metropolitan Museum The book doesn t read very easy if you don t like antique history, but the funny style of Schliemann and his volcanic nature makes it attractive Plus Sophia is captivating with her gentle, smart and committed nature Interesting overall, a bit sad in the end, classifies after Michelangelo s biography which remains my Stone s favourite This book has it all intrigue, adventure, history, love, science, conflict, and human emotion I would read it again this week if I had the time I enjoy this American author I have read fourof his biographical novels and would love to read them all The book is a true account of Henry and Sophia Schliemann s life together, and tells their story from the time they married she at 17 and he at age 47 and follows it until Henry s death They work together in the field of archaeology an This book has it all intrigue, adventure, history, love, science, conflict, and human emotion I would read it again this week if I had the time I enjoy this American author I have read fourof his biographical novels and would love to read them all The book is a true account of Henry and Sophia Schliemann s life together, and tells their story from the time they married she at 17 and he at age 47 and follows it until Henry s death They work together in the field of archaeology and make amazing discoveries and gather treasures of great significance In my opinion, Irving Stone s research coupled with his characterizations makes a great read I usually really enjoy Irving Stone NOT this one I enjoyed the history but beyond that.the characters were dull and un enjoyable Sorry Irving This was a struggle to get through Pooh. Up until 19th century, Troy was considered a fabled city, Iliad was considered a piece of fiction All this was challenged by a merchant turned archaeologist, Henry Schliemann who used Iliad and Pausanias Description of Greece as his compass to take an archaeological initiative which led him to discover some lost cities which he would end up giving them the names his desired cities without evidence This book covers his adventurous life and love story from the 1870 s and the initial chapters of Up until 19th century, Troy was considered a fabled city, Iliad was considered a piece of fiction All this was challenged by a merchant turned archaeologist, Henry Schliemann who used Iliad and Pausanias Description of Greece as his compass to take an archaeological initiative which led him to discover some lost cities which he would end up giving them the names his desired cities without evidence This book covers his adventurous life and love story from the 1870 s and the initial chapters of the book have to do with the marriage of 47 years old Schliemann with 17 years old Sophia He wants to get married to a Greek girl because he needs someone in his life who could also help him on his archaeological excursions in Turkey once their relationship sails safety through stormy episodes In Sophia, Henry finds an ideal partner who offers him full fledged support in his excavation projects and at climactic moments too She really stands out from the crowd because back in those days women were not deemed fit for such work and women would also tend to do household chores obediently She also turns out to be different in a way that during that era it was not considered for women to work but she would command groups of laborers at the sites The couple becomes a sensation in the world of archaeology when they discover treasures worth inestimable values in Troy and Mycenae and also because of Henry is quick to draw conclusions without any concrete shreds of evidence Eventually, he gets recognition from places which is also accompanied by great criticism from those some qualified archaeologists and as well as from lifetime enemies who are directed by envy and spite Eventually, they have to show endless resilience to deal with their slating and in their projects too as sometimes they get challenged by sluggish bureaucracy, bogged down by weather, virulent epidemic of disease among workers, the lawsuit which results from their smuggling of one of the greatest gold cache from Turkey to Greece.I reckon this book will mostly be enjoyed by those who are familiar with Iliad and have an interest in archaeology because at times the book gets quite dull particularly if it comes to the technical description of excavations Moreover, I would have appreciated this book, even , had the author told us when and how Henry got motivated to take these initiatives.I read about Henry Schliemann and his wife, Sophia Schliemann quite recently in a book called Don t Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth Davis and co incidentally I stumbled upon this book at a secondhand bookshop which is near my house and bought it immediately I read this in the interest of research it covers the digs at Troy and the discovery of Priam s Treasure, the dig at Mycenae, and a few others and was pleased with how much of this couple s life the novelization includes A fan of Homer, Heinrich Schliemann is 47 and determined to take a young Greek wife, and ends up marrying Sophia who was only 17 at the time Despite his wealth, he wasn t always given immediate permission to proceed in his archaeological pursuits The story covers his diff I read this in the interest of research it covers the digs at Troy and the discovery of Priam s Treasure, the dig at Mycenae, and a few others and was pleased with how much of this couple s life the novelization includes A fan of Homer, Heinrich Schliemann is 47 and determined to take a young Greek wife, and ends up marrying Sophia who was only 17 at the time Despite his wealth, he wasn t always given immediate permission to proceed in his archaeological pursuits The story covers his difficulties in procuring workmen and tools as well as having overseers who didn t share his vision I m sure at the time this was written, the writing style was popular, but it s a bit dated now An oldie of my Mom s She always loved Irving Stone, so when we found some of his books in a box of her old books, I decided to give it a try It did not disappoint It was a very interesting read I have to admit that going into this, I didn t have much interest in archeology I also can t say I m going to run out and learn all about it now That being said, I really enjoyed this Excellen book Well written with vivid characters and a captivating story In addition to all that you will get a free lesson in history and archeology. I have to stop at page 240 I don t know why I would have thought a book about archaeology would be engaging, when the job itself is an exercise in patience and perseverance Henry Schliemann is an insecure, testy individual intent on proving himself to the world His wife is a long suffering Greek girl intent on making her arranged marriage work I don t find the characters easy to identify with, nor do I particularly like them I m very happy he found Troy, but I don t want to suffer through a I have to stop at page 240 I don t know why I would have thought a book about archaeology would be engaging, when the job itself is an exercise in patience and perseverance Henry Schliemann is an insecure, testy individual intent on proving himself to the world His wife is a long suffering Greek girl intent on making her arranged marriage work I don t find the characters easy to identify with, nor do I particularly like them I m very happy he found Troy, but I don t want to suffer through anylong summers with them I m a big fan of historical fiction Its a very effective way to learn vital and interesting facts about our past Even Jesus used parables to reveal deep truths But this is my first book by Irving Stone and I suspect that this is b c that when he was in his prime, so was I I wasnt exactly a bookworm in the 70 s and 80 s Enough said.But I selected this book from a detailed search that I made which focused on Greece or Europe , archeology, and a solid literary approach.A few chapters into the I m a big fan of historical fiction Its a very effective way to learn vital and interesting facts about our past Even Jesus used parables to reveal deep truths But this is my first book by Irving Stone and I suspect that this is b c that when he was in his prime, so was I I wasnt exactly a bookworm in the 70 s and 80 s Enough said.But I selected this book from a detailed search that I made which focused on Greece or Europe , archeology, and a solid literary approach.A few chapters into the book, I wondered where this author had been all of my life Come to find out that much of it, hes been deceased In any case, I love the story very much and have high praise for the style and skill of the author in presenting it Even though much of the book necessarily is fictional, the author stays above the temptation of following the pattern of so many novels, resorting to manufactured intrigue, sex, or perversions Irving Stone just tells the story without undue exageration The story itself is magnificent enought with artificial embellishment.The novel is rich with full descriptions of the geography, the people, and even politics of Greece in the early part of the century, along with descriptions of mythological figures and stories that are brought to life masterfully I came away an understanding of people, places, and times that I had only slim knowledge of previously For that alone, I was glued to the novel, start to finish, and pausing only long enough to research the authors other works Time spent with a true scholar, a dedicated historian, and a hellofa story teller is time well spent