Apr 162014
 

Question by J: is there anything historical left to discover?
artifacts, treasures, locations, etc. Or are we just left with the mysteries?

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Answer by Derek
If you can fund me to go to Egypt, I’ll let you know in 5 years!
Seriously though, the answer is yes. If you are English, watch “Time Team”. If you are not, find “Time Team” and watch it. The point is that even when you find an artifact, it is still a mystery. Why is it there, where did it originate? Having worked on digs, you never know what you may find. Two years ago, near a Medieaval Church where I volunteer, Time Team started an excavation under a playing field. Three inches below ground level they found 800 year old building remains. I’ve walked over that ground for years and never suspected anything. I hope this helps.

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Apr 102014
 

Question by l.p: Looking for some good historical fiction?
set in Renaissance Italy or Ancient Greece.

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Answer by ImaHarper
Elizabeth Eyre writes a series of Renaissance mysteries set in Italy

Marina Fiorato has also written a series with some connectiont to Rennaissance artists
Boticelli Secret etc

Sarah Dunat is another author to check out.

Leonardo’s swans by Karen Essex
Born into wealth amid the political and artistic foment of the Italian Renaissance, worldly and ambitious Isabella and na?ive Beatrice d’Este, sisters and rivals, compete for the attentions of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan.

Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire (the WICKED guy)
: A retelling of “Snow White” set in Renaissance Italy draws a link between the original fairy tale and the Borgia family’s infamous practice of poisoning its enemies

ANCIENT GREECE

P.C. Doherty writes the Alexander the Great mysteries
Gates of fire: an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Ste[hen Pressfield
The King of Persia hopes to learn how the Spartans held back the millions of invading Persians from the sole Spartan survivor of the Battle of Thermopylae

Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
The dramatic and complex history of the Elgin Marbles, the sculptures from the Athenian Parthenon, is viewed through the lives of two very different women–Aspasia, an ancient Greek female philosopher and mistress of Pericles, and Mary Nisbet, wife of the Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to Constantinople, who played a key role in bringing the artworks to England.

The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault
The antique mask of Apollo which the actor Nikeratos carries with him when he travels begins to represent his attitude as an artist

And for a twist on ancient Greece
Picture this by Joseph Heller
Conjured back to life by Rembrandt’s famous “Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer,” Aristotle surveys history and profiles historical personalities, ultimately concluding that not much has changed in 2,500 years

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Apr 102013
 

Question by Scipio: Is there any historical evidence that Moses existed and led the Jews out of Egypt?
Just finnished watching ” the god who was’ent there”. I was wondering if the same could be said about the jews in Egypt.

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Answer by che
no, but people who see fairy’s and believe in the boogeyman will tell you difeerent

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Dec 172011
 

Question by : Would you read this? Historical Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Mystery?
The Unfinished Story
by Char Marie Adles
Book: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Mystery
A story of love, loss, adventure, mystery, and history.
Ashlynn…is a girl who has no family left, but is left with an ancient family castle. At sixteen she has been kept away from most things in the world. She finds herself entranced by a diary wrapped in red ribbon, and is led back through time to ancient Japan, where her world takes a 360 and her adventures run wild.

She pretends to be a boy to free herself from her old life but little does she know that will cause all her problems. With an adventure of saving the Emperor and finding her own feelings ahead of her, she moves on as a strong girl who will be come a woman.

What will happen next?

A story of humor, love, loss, adventure, mystery, and history

Can be read here :)

http://inkpop.com/projects/28976/the-unfinished-story/

Best answer:

Answer by Wasabi
All that you described is what happens in the story, but you never really say what the story is about.

Also…what’s the point of the castle? Does that play a major roll in the story? Is the MC some kind of princess and that makes a difference in the story? You want to state that if it’s true.

Example of how to explain what your story is about:

Sent back through time by a magical diary, an orphaned princess must rescue the diary’s owner in order to return home.

>>See? Simple. You know:

who the mc is.
what she is…an orphan and a princess…so the castle idea fits
she finds a magical diary that forces her into an adventure (all stories force the mc into an adventure)
she must do something to save herself (come home).

As is…your definition is too wordy and doesn’t really say what your story is about.

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Dec 142011
 

A few nice religion images I found:

Boston – Park Street Historical District: American Congregational Society Building – Law and Religion
religion

Image by wallyg

Give me that old time religion!
religion

Image by Unhindered by Talent

Dec 082011
 

Question by Miri: Would you read this? Historical Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Mystery?
Would you read this? Historical Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Mystery?
The Unfinished Story
by Char Marie Adles
Book: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Mystery
A story of love, loss, adventure, mystery, and history.
Ashlynn…is a girl who has no family left, but is left with an ancient family castle. At sixteen she has been kept away from most things in the world. She finds herself entranced by a diary wrapped in red ribbon, and is led back through time to ancient Japan, where her world takes a 360 and her adventures run wild.

She pretends to be a boy to free herself from her old life but little does she know that will cause all her problems. With an adventure of saving the Emperor and finding her own feelings ahead of her, she moves on as a strong girl who will be come a woman.

What will happen next?

A story of humor, love, loss, adventure, mystery, and history

Best answer:

Answer by Rabia
Dude, that sounds amazing. I love three of the 4 subjects, but I would read it anyway.

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Aug 082011
 

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Jun 032011
 

Question by kristinatms: How is Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” representative of its historical period?
I am interested in analyzing “Metamorphosis” along how it is characteristic (or uncharacteristic) of its literary historical time period, Modernism.
Any links to other examples or modernisim may prove helpful as well

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Answer by StinkerBell
http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=16201

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May 062011
 

Question by Stella: Historical Fiction Set in Ancient Rome – Any Recommendations?
I’ve already read Steven Saylor’s entire series so far of Gordianus the Finder, and Lindsey Davis’ entire Marcus Didius Falco mysteries; I loved both these series. I’m looking for another series along these lines.

They don’t have to be mysteries, but I’m not interested in anything that’s heavily battle or military-oriented. I’m more interested in great characters and storylines in the setting of ancient Rome (Pagan eras only please).

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Answer by queen.andreana
Eh, I dunno about the era, but Nobody’s Princess was kinda cute. It’s set in Sparta. Sorry, I suck at history and stuff. It’s about Helen of Sparta as a kid.

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