Rostam: Tales of Love and War from the Shahnameh (Penguin Classics)

Rostam: Tales of Love and War from the Shahnameh (Penguin Classics)

The chosen adventures of Persia's Hercules, from Iran's nice nationwide epic

No realizing of worldwide mythology is whole with out acquaintance with Rostam, Iran's such a lot celebrated mythological hero. in response to the Shahnameh (the tenth-century Book of Kings), this titan, marvelous in energy and braveness, bestrode Persia for 500 years. whereas he usually served fickle kings - present process many trials of strive against, crafty, and patience - he used to be by no means their servant and owed allegiance in simple terms to his nation's larger stable. an individual attracted to folklore, international literature, or Iranian tradition will locate Rostam either a rousing and illuminating read.

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