Saturday, February 05, 2011

The Gold of Troy
The Gold of Troy 

"Talent means energy and persistence and nothing more."
- Heinrich Schliemann

Inspired by my Latin teacher in high school I read this exciting story of Heinrich Schliemann's search for the real city of Troy.  She was married to an archaeologist and they would spend summers in Central America. While learning Latin I was also learning about the Greek culture that so heavily influenced Rome.  In doing so I was led inexorably to this exciting story of the man who believed that Homer's Troy was a real place.  Schliemann was vindicated and Robert Payne's book tells about his incredible journey in search of his dream.

The Gold of Troy by Robert Payne. Funk & Wagnalls, New York. 1959.

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