The Folds of Olympus

Jason König‘s book The Folds of Olympus: Mountains in Ancient Greek and Roman Culture was published recently by Princeton University Press.

The book is a cultural and literary history that explores the important role mountains played in Greek and Roman religious, military, and economic life, as well as in the identity of communities over a millennium—from Homer to the early Christian saints. Aimed at readers of ancient history and literature as well as those interested in mountains and the environment, the book offers a powerful account of the landscape at the heart of much Greek and Roman culture.

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