What would you like to read instead?marcus said:I'm a bit discouraged---just dont have the gumption to go through procopius (even though I see the book as entertaining and shedding considerable light on the period)
I loved it.marcus said:also I think nobody but me enjoys that anecdote about the duke of Milan
I'm a sucker for animals, I was hoping the slow camels got away. They got away...right? (hint: tell me they got away)marcus said:and the business about the camels was a bit obscure
the slow ones are left trailing behind so that the ants will occupy themselves with those while the men on the fast camels get away
They are quite interesting, to say the least. The story about the geese, she was very young when she did this, correct?marcus said:If I were a young historian perhaps i would specialize in the reign of justinian and theodora----they built the Haghia Sophia
as well as having all that monkeybusiness and circus act stuff
Wow marcus! That is so fascinating, I can't imagine living through something like that. I often wonder how people can hold up under that kind of stress.marcus said:My cousin's father was chief of security in Leningrad during the Stalin purges and eventually he was executed and his wife and the two boys were sent to a camp---she was friends with a lot of poets and composers
I am not familiar with this.marcus said:i like Isaak Dinesen stories. I like Babette's Feast.