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Rostam

Tales of Love and War from the Shahnameh

Abolqasem Ferdowsi - Author

Dick Davis - Translator

Dick Davis - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143105893 | 320 pages | 29 Sep 2009 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The selected adventures of Persia’s Hercules, from Iran’s great national epic

No understanding of world mythology is complete without acquaintance with Rostam, Iran’s most celebrated mythological hero. According to the Shahnameh (the tenth-century Book of Kings), this titan, magnificent in strength and courage, bestrode Persia for 500 years. While he often served fickle kings—undergoing many trials of combat, cunning, and endurance—he was never their servant and owed allegiance only to his nation’s greater good. Anyone interested in folklore, world literature, or Iranian culture will find Rostam both a rousing and illuminating read.

The selected adventures of Persia’s Hercules, from Iran’s great national epic

No understand ing of world mythology is complete without acquaintance with Rostam, Iran’s most celebrated mythological hero. According to the Shahnameh (the tenth-century Book of Kings), this titan, magnificent in strength and courage, bestrode Persia for 500 years. While he often served fickle kings—undergoing many trials of combat, cunning, and endurance—he was never their servant and owed allegiance only to his nation’s greater good. Anyone interested in folklore, world literature, or Iranian culture will find Rostam both a rousing and illuminating read.


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