He who changes the world, shall die in it. This is the credo of the reveled lost scribe who narrates the story of Hagia Sophia, a church of sweet wisdom in Constantinople. Within the very sanctuary of this basilica, and underneath the floors, lies a catacomb of secrets which cause men to be knowledgeable beyond their minds limits, causing madness. A Roman general by the name of Marcellus Atrius leads a campaign to the Byzantine church in hopes that this wisdom of absolute truth will restore the fallen empire from a pitiful camp of thirty-thousand to the glory it once knew well. A Cretan king, Minosis, son of the son of the famed Agamemnon and earlier Minos, his namesake, stingily guards the secret of the church for his own country's prosperity. When threats that an Ottomon Sultan, Jibril Mehmed, reach Minosis' court, he vows to protect the secret with his very own life. The sultan sends his only son, accompanied by a mystic prophetess into Constaniple to retrieve the secrets of Hagia Sophia. This oracle who spreads her soothing sayings is prepared to take vengence on her Turkish captors. Will she succeed? Authored by Kevin Stackhouse, The Epic of Hagia Sophia is an allegorical sattire on the conventions of Western thought. Following the epic form established by legendary ancient poets such as Homer, Adrianus and Plutarch, this poem has its heroes fighting perilously for their causes, interactions and apparitions with other worldy beings, such as Gods, angels, prophets and strange mythical beings, and a journey of, for lack of a better word, epic proportions. Historically, Hagia Sophia was completed in 562 A.D. It was the epicentre of Greek Orthodox Christianity, or Byzantine Christianity, until its venetian sack in 1204, where it became the eastern home for the Roman Catholic faith. In 1453 with the fall of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks, the building became a Mosque until its secularization in 1935. Recently made popular by a rather brutal video game, the church has always been the subject of intrigue for many artists, such as from painter John Singer Sargent. The structure hosts an array of exemplary Byzantine mosaics and Latin frescoes. Utlize your imagination to it's highest realm of transcendence, and sense the beauty of the Ancient world. Feel the balmy evening's in Jibril's palace. Smell the salt in the air of the Aegean Sea. Feel the anger and avarice of Rome's might. Read The Epic of Hagia Sophia, and experience the awe.
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Descripción CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 118 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.30 inches. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería zk1482081725