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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #1

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Favourite Historical Story Teller?


Who is your favourite story teller from history?

Shakespeare, Virgil, Homer, Sophocles? There are plenty to choose from. I'm speaking about pure fiction here, even though some historical facts are questionable at times... So stories, play writers, myths, you name it, as long as it's fictional and historical please share it with us and explain why you like the said person the best. Cheers.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 02:21 AM   #2

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I must say I like all of those you present in the op, Bris.

I do have a particular fondness of the works of Juvenal and Euripedes.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #3

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Indeed, Homer has always sparked my imagination since a child - I've recently taken a liking to Ovid (his Metamorphoses is excellent!) Euripedes and Virgil too.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 03:18 AM   #4

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Here's the story of a lovely lady
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls.
All of them had hair of gold, like their mother,
The youngest one in curls.

Here's the story, of a man named Brady,

Who was busy with three boys of his own,
They were four men, living all together,
Yet they were all alone.

Till the one day when the lady met this fellow...

I just can't, for the life of me, think of anything more surrounded in modern myth than this. But no, it's not my favorite, nor are the storytellers. Just thought i could get this horrid, god forsaken jingle out of my head by posting it. I think it worked?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 03:56 AM   #5

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For me it has to be Shakespeare. He is the father of the modern theatre, his rich combination of language and plot development has wowed audiences for generations. His structuring of his soliliqueys and sonnets using iambic pentamaters allows the words to roll gently from the tongue. As literatures his works stand at the highest pinacle of achievement but as a so called historical reference they should be cast to the flames and forgotten.

Great Literature

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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #6

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For me it has to be Shakespeare. He is the father of the modern theatre, his rich combination of language and plot development has wowed audiences for generations. His structuring of his soliliqueys and sonnets using iambic pentamaters allows the words to roll gently from the tongue. As literatures his works stand at the highest pinacle of achievement but as a so called historical reference they should be cast to the flames and forgotten.

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I can agree with you there, the history research was definitely written for the Tudor Media. Rubbish written in history.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #7

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Me, Im a pretty good ST for historical games........gonna go hang out with the geeks now
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:15 AM   #8

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For me it has to be Shakespeare. He is the father of the modern theatre, his rich combination of language and plot development has wowed audiences for generations. His structuring of his soliliqueys and sonnets using iambic pentamaters allows the words to roll gently from the tongue. As literatures his works stand at the highest pinacle of achievement but as a so called historical reference they should be cast to the flames and forgotten.

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Today he'd be making films in the mould of Spielberg and Gibson et al, I suspect. Probably a bit of Carry On as well :-)

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I did enjoy Luo Guanzhong, although I read one translation of Romance of the Three Kingdoms which replaced all of the Chinese names with "Western" ones to supposedly make it easier for western readers to follow. It just looked bizarre to me.
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I did enjoy Luo Guanzhong, although I read one translation of Romance of the Three Kingdoms which replaced all of the Chinese names with "Western" ones to supposedly make it easier for western readers to follow. It just looked bizarre to me.
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