6-19-11 On disc 8. Fascinating.
Lo these 40+ years ago, when I went for orientation for my freshman year, the classes I hoped to take for one of the gen ed requirements were filled (as a registrar these 25+ years, I finally now accept that :-), so I chose a two-semester survey of Eastern Civilization(s). Thus, some of this book reminded me...but quite a bit more of it educated me...and about things I thought I knew about (yeah, I know, that syntax sucks). I would have loved to have had Dr. (I assume/am sure) Prothero as a professor.
For those who are attentive, there are just occasional words (mostly adjectives and adverbs) that tell us a lot about the author, himself. That's more than OK...it reveals his humanity.
I generally neglect nonfiction. But I make
myself read s-o-m-e. I am glad I chose this as one of them.