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Author Grey, Tony, author.

Title The tortoise in Asia / Tony Grey.

Publication Info. Herts, United Kingdom : John Libbey Publishing Ltd, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource.
Contents Dedication; Title Page; Copyrights; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Chapter 20; Chapter 21; Chapter 22; Epilogue; Historial Notes; Back Cover.
Summary Based on a popular legend in Gansu, the far western province of China, The Tortoise in Asia recounts the exploits of Marcus, a young Roman centurion schooled in the Greek classics who, after a devastating loss in a battle with the Parthians, is taken prisoner, marched along the Silk Road, and pressed into service as a border guard on the eastern frontier. After a daring escape, Marcus has many adventures working with the Hun army as a mercenary. Throughout this harrowing journey, Marcus learns about Chinese philosophies, uncovering the startling similarities between these philosophies and those of Greece.
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Subject Carrhae, Battle of, (Turkey : 53 B.C.)
Philosophy, Chinese -- Fiction.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Fiction.
Carrhae, Battle of, Turkey, 53 B.C. -- Fiction.
Silk Road -- Fiction.
China -- History -- Fiction.
Chronological Term 53-53 B.C.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780861969203 (electronic bk.)
0861969200 (electronic bk.)