I've always loved that world, I'm fascinated by that culture where philosophy, tragedy, commedy, geometry, ..., were born.
For me, reading a book set in the Ancient period, is something amazing.
A man who knows (I think) everything about this period is Valerio Massimo Manfredi (just take a look at his biography...).
I first met him more than 10 years ago, during a lecture at our school, he talked about his book, then he signed my book, and nothing more. It was a good way to spend a different morning at school.
Yesterday I saw him again. But this time something was different. I was there because I really wanted to be there, to hear him talking about Odysseus's journey, breathing that pure and magic athmosphere that just a man like him is able to create.
I spent an hour and half listening at him, in a room like this, and it was something great, next to my sister.
Then, he signed my book, and I told him that I met him more then 10 years ago, when I was at school.
He answered me with a joke, I laugh, and I went away.
My face was burning, but I was dancing inside...
|Valerio Massimo Manfredi while was reading a piece of his book|
|The writer while he was signing books|
|My book signed!!!|