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HNS Guide: The Philosophical Historical Novel

Philosophers of the past so aroused the societies they lived in that they were often persecuted, executed, or hired to teach scions of the ruling class. Socrates drank hemlock. Cicero was declared Rome’s enemy and murdered. Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Some fine historical novels…

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