Thomas Cahill

2003: Close Encounters with the People of the Past

“To get inside the minds and hearts of people who lived long ago, it is often necessary to live inside their language in the loving and playful way that a child first learns language. If one would then retell the story of the past to people of the present, one must discover how to translate the ancient language into contemporary equivalents, so that people of the present day may meet the people of the past as living, breathing, feeling human beings.”
— THOMAS CAHILL, describing his approach to writing history in a way that engages and entertains the reader

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