A Guide to the Past: From Homer to Locke Vol. 1.
A Guide to the Past: From Homer to Locke Vol. 1
Joan Blackmore & Setsuko Blackmore
PO Box 699, Enfield, NH 03748
9780578129068, $35.00, www.amazon.com
In "A Guide to the Past: From Homer to Locke Vol. 1", Joan and Setsuko Blackmore have created a 352 page compendium that provides biographical sketches and commentaries of the lives and contributions of veritable cascade of historical personalities. Ranging down through the halls of history from Homer and Hesiod, to Sophocles, Plato, and Aristotle, to Philon of Larissa and Cicero of Rome, to Josephus, Plutarch and Justinian, to Dante Aligheiri, William of Ockham, and Petrarch, to Leonardo Da Vinci, Martin Luther, and Copernicus, to Queen Elizabeth, William Shakespeare, and Locke, and so many more, we are treated to a wealth of historical personalities, their lives, accomplishments and influences. Informed and informative, exceptionally well written and profusely illustrated throughout, "A Guide to the Past: From Homer to Locke Vol. 1" is an impressive body of work that will leave its readers looking eagerly toward volume two from these outstanding authors.