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The Best Books On The Ancient Mediterranean Classics Beyond The Usual! by Natasa Pantovic
Language of Amarna - Language of Diplomacy: Perspectives on the Amarna Letters - Jana Mynarova
Moses and Akhenaten: The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus - Ahmed Osman
The Derveni Papyrus: Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation - Gábor Betegh
Metaphysics of Sound: In Search of the Name of God - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Asked by @Sepherd to create The Best #booksreviews On The Ancient #Mediterranean #Classics Beyond The Usual! The Books I Picked & Why...

 

No. 1 is Language of Amarna - Better known as Amarna Heresy, a philosophical discussion from Ancient Egypt's #Babylon about Monotheism and Trinity written 3,000 years ago.

My No. 2 is The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus by Osman, a British #Egyptologist born in Cairo who says that Moses was born in Egypt and that Tut-Ankh-Amun had a very similar “story” to Jesus.

 

My personal favourite of Ancient Mediterranean classics, printed more than 5,000 years ago is Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart: Poems of the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna Enheduanna (who wrote in Sumerian), dating to around 2400 BC. Enheduanna is the earliest known Female Poet. She was the High Priestess of the goddess Inanna and the moon god Nanna (Sin). She lived in the Sumerian city-state of Ur in Syria.

 

#4 is The Derveni Papyrus: #Cosmology, #Theology found in Macedonia now in Thessaloniki Museum, Greece.

Derveni-papyrus oldest ancient greek BC

Published in 340 BC it is an Orphic book of mystical initiations. The scroll was carefully unrolled and the fragments joined together, thus forming 26 columns of text. which was used in the mystery cult of #Dionysus by the 'Orphic initiators'. It is a philosophical treatise written as a commentary on an Orphic poem, a Theogony concerning the birth of the gods, compiled in the circle of the #philosopher AnaXagoras.

 

The scroll contains a philosophical treatise on a lost poem describing the birth of the gods and other beliefs focusing on Orpheus, the mythical musician who visited the underworld to reclaim his dead love. The Orpheus cult tells us of a single creator god, of the trinity, of resurrection, of a virgin's child, back in the Macedonian region of Ancient Greece that was the Ancient Europe during 400 BC... Both Orpheus and Heraclitus compose allegories about the secrets of nature and of God. In the Orphic cosmogony, he was writing only for the "pure in hearing". 

Source: shepherd.com/best-books/ancient-mediterranean-classics-beyond-usual
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The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon

While reading this book I thought it was just a cliche love story which I would not like, but when I got to the ending, I was pleasantly surprised.  I ended up really enjoying this book more than I expected.  The characters' situations are interesting as well as the whole plot of the novel. I would recommend this book to lovers of realistic fiction.

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text 2018-05-11 16:10
If I Stay - Gayle Forman

I enjoyed reading this book; the concept is absolutely fascinating.  However, I was disappointed with the ending.  I know there is a second book, but I just did not like how the ending did not give any conclusion whatsoever.

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text 2018-05-11 16:06
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver

This book was very interesting and thought-provoking.  I did not feel much of an attachment to any characters, but their stories fascinated me.  I was a bit disappointed by the ending because it was very inconclusive.

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The Boy on the Wooden Box - Leon Leyson

This is easily one of the best Holocaust novels I have read.  The best part is that it is completely true!  This emphasizes the hardships of the Holocaust.  After watching Schindler's List I can appreciate this memoir even more.  I highly recommend reading this book.

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