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The Arrows of Hercules

(1965)
A novel by

 
 
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

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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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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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April 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Arrows of Hercules
Author(s): L Sprague de Camp
Publisher: Phoenix Pick
Availability: Amazon