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A defeated king stands on top of a pyre. His conqueror, the Persian ruler Cyrus, signals to his guards; they step forward and touch flaming torches to the dry wood. Croesus, once the wealthiest man of the ancient world, is to be burned alive. As he watches the flames catch, Croesus thinks back over his life. He remembers the time he asked the old Athenian philosopher, Solon, who was the happiest man in the world. Croesus used to think it was him. But then all his riches could not remove the spear from his dying elder son's chest; could not bring his mute younger son to speak; could not make him as wise as his own chief slave; could not bring his wife's love back; could not prevent his army from being torn apart and his kingdom lost. As the old philosopher had replied, a man's happiness can only be measured when he is dead. The first coils of smoke wrap around Croesus' neck like a noose...

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780857899194
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main

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“a fantastic read”

This is a wonderful novel,with rich descriptions that create beautiful images of the locales and full of well realised characters you can feel for.As good as,if not better even then Song of Achilles,this is historical... More

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9th April 2013
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