This is a truly gripping account of the disappearance and recovery of one of the most influential texts of antiquity. Greenblatt writes with verve and insight to produce a work of brilliant scholarship and historical imagination. Greenblatt has a great ability to draw out historical characters and bring them alive and depicts the web of political and religious intrigue with clarity and vigour. It is not only a wonderful tour through literature, science and archeology but also a great narrative which I simply couldn't put down.
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