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Book Review: CIRCE by Madeline Miller (2018)

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Is the art of Greek antiquity still relevant today? Every piece of art, given a certain age, will eventually be evaluated by later societies and quite possibly be deemed „outdated“ and „irrelevant“. Questions such as this have been asked many times, and while the historic value of those pieces is undeniable, the standing of such art in society may falter. Madeline Miller, author of best-selling novel The Song of Achilles, has answered this question with a very loud Yes twice now. After her success with The Song of Achilles, she has written a second novel exploring a faction of Homers epics: Circe, which is bound to be just as successful as her first one.

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