The Tortoise in Asia

The Tortoise in Asia

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Based on a popular legend in Gansu, the far western province of China, The Tortoise in Asia recounts the exploits of Marcus, a young Roman centurion schooled in the Greek classics who, after a devastating loss in a battle with the Parthians, is taken prisoner, marched along the Silk Road, and pressed into service as a border guard on the eastern frontier. After a daring escape, Marcus has many adventures working with the Hun army as a mercenary. Throughout this harrowing journey, Marcus learns about Chinese philosophies, uncovering the startling similarities between these philosophies and those of Greece.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2 maps
  • 0253022967
  • 9780253022967

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"Tony Grey's book shows us that the Silk Roads are an endless and magical resource in which fact and fiction merge and the imagination revels." -Edmund Caponshow more

About Tony Grey

Tony Grey is a Canadian actor who studied classics, history, and law. He was an actor in several television dramas on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and was the lead in one of Canada's first feature films.show more

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