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The Arrows of Hercules

(1965)
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Set in the time of Dionysios I of Syracuse, at the beginning of the 4th century BC, Th e Arrows of Hercules tells the tale of Zopyros of Tarentum, an engineer who invents an improved type of catapult. *** He is quickly drafted by Dionysios into Syracuse's war efforts against Carthage, which sets him on a series of adventures including a battle against Etruscan pirates and a kidnapping in Carthage. *** L. Sprague's meticulous attention to historical accuracy makes this a remarkable read which entertains as much as it teaches us about fascinating events that shaped the course of history. *** ---------- "Exciting and quite believable adventures."-Classical World ---------- "Rousing piece of fi ction...pace is rapid and unrelenting." -Th e Arizona Republic ---------- "Highly Recommended...intriguing novel."-Library Journal


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Title: The Arrows of Hercules
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 1-61242-190-3 / 978-1-61242-190-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Pick
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Title: The Arrows of Hercules
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp
Publisher: Phoenix Pick
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