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[Read] ➵ Olympiad By Tom Holt – Chickenshedcafe.uk This historical novel takes as its basis the fact that 2776 years ago a group of men ran between two piles of stones and invented history If that is history can be believed All we know now is the nameThis historical novel takes as its basis the fact that 2776 years ago a group of men ran b.

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10 thoughts on “Olympiad

  1. Clay Kallam Clay Kallam says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFTom Holt's Olympiad was a very pleasant surprise instead of the usual staid ancient Greeks moving through their paces with reverent attitudes and deep connections to concerns that we no longer share the protagonists here are snarky brothers who narrate the attempts by the city of Elis to start the very first Olympics


  2. Faith Jones Faith Jones says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFI think what this author is telling us is that the Olympics originated boringly Or at least before the age of mass entertainment everything percolated through at a very slow paceAs I understand it before this and from this the first sporting contests eg wrestling were only the accompaniment of funerary practices The Greeks probably started it then the Romans took sports one stage further by forcing gladiators to fight to their death at funerals thus triggering funeralsThe first Greek Olympic games we hear was essentially a religious gathering like the Athenian Mysteries but on an island over the course of a few days which happened to have a single running race in full armour and carrying a shield at the very end of it It was about honou


  3. Rob Rob says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFAn unusual historical fiction that pairs a thorough and insightful understanding of the ancient Greek world with a brazenly modern and arch tone Normally I dislike a modern tone and dialogue in historical fiction It comes across as lazy and breaks my sense of immersion However in this case it's not a problem because Holt's evident expertise in the world sustains his credibility while the playful and conversational tone makes for pleasant reading The story is something of a bumbling picaresue with the two brothers narrating their wanderings and misadventures with the wry detachment of decades of hindsight Yet tragedy peeks through the farcical tone often enough to give the novel some real heft Even for clever men of the 'better sort' the Greece of the 8th century BC is a harsh and arbitrary world One day you're enjoying the open handed hospital of a loc


  4. Derelict Space Sheep Derelict Space Sheep says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDF42 WORD REVIEWNobody reading Tom Holt’s historical novels could doubt that he is K J Parker A scholar of Ancient Greek history Holt pep


  5. Levi O`loughlin Levi O`loughlin says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFI just couldn't get into it clever as it was I skimmed much through the middle


  6. Usfromdk Usfromdk says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFI don't think this book is uite as good as the other historical fiction novels by Tom Holt but it's worth reading if you liked a few of the others


  7. Louise Beilby Louise Beilby says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFOlympiad is a book which serves two functions as well as being an extremely entertaining and amusing read it also sums up the problems that any historian of Ancient Greece faces when trying to piece together a narrative of true historical events If Cleander and Cratus can't even agree on what happened to them twenty odd years ago and they didn't write anything down how can we trust the stories that were orally passed down over generations? And then again if the Phoenician visitor is the one who knows how to write and we're relying on him to tell us about Ancient Greece will the version of events that he tells us be coloured by his views of the Greeks as being uncivilised types wh


  8. The Idle Woman The Idle Woman says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFCombining a solid knowledge of ancient history with dry tongue in cheek humour Tom Holt's Olympiad is perfect light reading It follows the misadventures of two brothers in the 8th Century BC Cleander and Cratus who set out with the blessing of their king Leon to promote a new concept games where nobody's died Trekking across the Peloponnese from Sparta to Mycenae Megara Argos and Corinth this conjures up a real sense of the lives and customs of the people who might have been involved in the first Olympic Games As Holt explains in the prologue the Games are important not only for their significance as a sporting event but also because the Greeks came to define their very history in terms of 'Olympiads' The previous reviewer noted how Holt uses this theme of memory and history to very good effect as a framing device for the larger story Highly rec


  9. Tlaloc Tlaloc says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFOlympiad is definitely the first historical novel of its kind I've read It's humorous witty and ironical exploring the philosophical them


  10. Liviu Liviu says:

    PDF Tom Holt ¹ ¹ Olympiad MOBI à olympiad mobile, Olympiad PDFMore dark irony adventures from the author this time in Greece around 776 BC as implied by the title but with lots of foreshadowing about the alphabet the Greek renaissance even RomeSame duo style of narration as in meadowland from two brothers this time


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