Ancient love stories

From the emperor who built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife to the notorious ‘Ancient Greek Army of Lovers’, this book collects together some of the most remarkable love stories in ancient history. Taken together, these stories show that perhaps little has changed over the last 3,000 years. Passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here – as is the important message of accepting love in all its forms. With striking artwork by Sander Berg, this is a fresh and fascinating approach to a universal subject.


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We don't have to look to works of fiction to find tales of true love. The pages of history are crammed with stories about love that are, quite literally, true. And many of them are among the greatest love stories ever told. Ancient Love Stories brings together some of the most remarkable romances in history - from tales of fearless queens and besotted emperors to men who died fighting for the men they loved. These accounts of passion, jealousy, hope and longing show that perhaps little has changed over the last three thousand years - love, above all, has endured.Written by award-winning classicist Emily Hauser and with beautiful artwork by illustrator Sander Berg.

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Weight 545 g
Dimensions 250 × 190 × 20 mm


Big Picture Press


Big Picture Press








306.70922 (edition:23)


Young Adult / Code: C