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Book Launch for "Life and Death in Ephesus" by Historium Press Author Finlay McQuade

New from Historium Press author, Finlay McQuade!!

Book Blurb:

I shall reveal the true story of the destruction of the temple of Artemis...

For over a thousand years, Ephesus, on the Aegean coast of what is now modern Turkey, was a thriving city. It was the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, and a destination for religious pilgrimage long before the advent of Christianity. In the first century CE, St. John and St. Paul introduced Christianity to Ephesus, where it survived its turbulent beginnings and hosted, in 431 CE, the God-defining Council of Ephesus.

Life and Death in Ephesus is a collection of stories about major events in the history of the ancient city. Characters appearing in these stories include Herostratus, first to commit a "herostratic crime"; Alexander, the warrior king; Lysimachus, his lieutenant and later his successor; Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, both conquerors of Cleopatra; Heraclitus, the philosopher who said, "You can't put your foot in the same river twice"; St. Paul, persona non grata in Ephesus; Nestorius, whose characterization of Jesus split the Eastern and Western church, and others.

"Life and Death in Ephesus" will be a delightful and enjoyable accompaniment to the many available guidebooks. Not just tourists, but anyone interested in history will benefit from reading them." - Hilke Thur, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Author Bio:

Finlay McQuade is a retired educator. He was born in Ireland, went to high school in England, and university in the USA. He has a BA in English from Pomona College, an MA in British and American literature from Harvard, and a PhD in education from the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career as a high school English teacher, but after co-writing How to Make a Better School, he found himself in demand as a consultant to schools and school improvement projects in the USA and abroad. After retiring from Bogazici University in Istanbul, where he taught in the school of education, he lived for eight years among the ruins of Ephesus, where he wrote a series of stories about major events in the history of that ancient city.

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