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The English Patient

Herodotus and The English Patient by Thomas Harrison for Classics Ireland 1998.

"Like Minghella, Herodotus - by conjuring up some psychologically plausible pillow-talk or by supplying (generally less plausible) numbers where none are available, slips from a focus on historical truth to one on verisimilitude. If The English Patient has given rise then to a controversy over the boundaries between history and fiction, it has only reawakened an argument as old as history itself. Herodotus may be the 'Father of History', as Almásy has it, but certainly not history as we know it."

Amazon. The English Patient (1996) on DVD. Also available on VHS videotape.

Herodotus Goes to Hollywood by Alan A. Stone, Boston Review.

LibraryThing: Catalog your books online.

If you enjoy this site you may also like these other sites by me:

Ancient Library. Exciting new project, putting dozens of classical dictionaries and other resources online. Also includes a Wiki Classical Dictionary.

Alexander the Great on the Web. Links to over 1000 images and 200 images of Alexander.

Cleopatra on the Web. Comprehensive website on Cleopatra VII of Egypt. Includes 168 images.

Hieroglyphs! Comprehensive guide and web directory to Egytian hieroglyphs.

( See all my ancient history sites )