Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bettany Hughes's six best books

Bettany Hughes is a historian and broadcaster. Her latest book is Istanbul: A Tale Of Three Cities. One of the author's six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:
THE SPARTANS by Paul Cartledge

The Spartans are one of the reasons that I became a historian. They were brutal but they were trying to make the exceptional happen and I admire their spirit. The women were unusual in the ancient world in that they had political rights.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue