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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical / Ancient
  • Language:English
  • Pages:344
  • eBook ISBN:9798350935066
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350935059

Journey to Eudaimonia

by Frederick Rovner

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Overview
Bringing the ancient world to life for a modern audience, "Journey to Eudaimonia" is a compelling and vivid story like no other. Author Frederick Rovner chronicles the journey of a young Latin farmer, Marcus Latinius, from a prosperous family in Italy. Marcus comes to maturity just as the Second Punic War explodes in the Mediterranean. Hannibal has managed to invade Italy. Rome itself is threatened. It is a time in some ways not unlike our own. People born into the security and power of the Roman Republic following the defeat of Carthage in the First Punic War, now find the structure of their lives undermined by forces they only dimly understand.
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Bringing the ancient world to life for a modern audience, "Journey to Eudaimonia" is a compelling and vivid story like no other. Author Frederick Rovner chronicles the journey of a young Latin farmer, Marcus Latinius, from a prosperous family in Italy. Marcus comes to maturity just as the Second Punic War explodes in the Mediterranean. Hannibal has managed to invade Italy. Rome itself is threatened. It is a time in some ways not unlike our own. People born into the security and power of the Roman Republic following the defeat of Carthage in the First Punic War now find the structure of their lives undermined by forces they only dimly understand. The author brings to life not just the remarkable events of this formative era in Western History but animates and colors-in the lives of the people who populated these events. We meet some of the most fascinating men and women who have ever lived; Hannibal Barca, Sophonisba, Masinissa, Scipio Africanus to name a few. In this, we discover they were not much different from people today. Faced with a changing world in which the familiar structures of their lives are crumbling and a new unfamiliar world emerging, some adapt and respond with resilience and courage. Others are destroyed.
About the author
Frederick (Fred) Rovner is the author of "Journey to Eudaimonia". His background in Classical history and philosophy and his experiences as a soldier, teacher, and practicing medicine have provided him the wealth of knowledge that serves as a foundation for story telling. Fred lives near Atlanta with his college sweetheart, Thyra. They enjoy travel and each others company. They have an adult daughter, two grand children, two cats, and several vintage cars.