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Pedro Olalla

Words from the Aegean

The Sea, the Greek Language, and the Dawn of Civilisation

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March 2022

400 pages

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Original Title: Palabras del Egeo

These words, written by a man who is waiting for his son in a remote corner of the Aegean, are the vivid, conscious testimony of a writer of humanistic sensitivity and great knowledge of Greece; a surprising reflection by the sea on the singularity and magic of the Greek language as an exegesis of the world; a deep, heterodox book; and a vibrant, poetic story that will, without a doubt, change the reader’s understanding of language, of the history of the Greeks, and even the history of civilisation. Palabras del Egeo brings together extraordinary findings from anthropology, archaeology, history, nautical science, genetics, geology, mythology, philology, linguistics, and etymology, inviting us to contemplate them with Socratic wonder, and discover them now turned into literature. This is a book about the deepest roots of classical civilisation for true lovers of Greece.

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“With his deep knowledge of history and culture and his grasp of reality and everyday life, Pedro Olalla has become a reference, a valuable interpreter of Hellenic existence. Read Olalla. And then tell us what you think. Do tell us what you think.”
Héctor J, Porto, La Voz de Galicia

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