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Remember The Little People
on 2 October 2016
I have to reluctantly agree with other reviewers that the author's writing style isn't the greatest. There are points at which this book becomes a bit of a slog, but for the most part, it's fine. I don't think it's so awful that I wouldn't recommend this book because the information itself is fascinating.
We do not often get a view into the world of the regular, everyday people in the ancient world. History is written by the elite, so what comes down to us is often tainted by prejudiced, short sighted, and relentlessly snobbish people that are writing to glorify themselves, a patron, or an enemy whose name they want to blacken. Careful research, the teasing out of information from both fiction of the time and actual accounts give us a broader picture of the ancient world, and in this, Knapp succeeds.