The readers of THE GOOD OLD HELLENES are invited to join a journey in time of about a thousand years. They will meet lawmakers, kings, statesmen, poets, wise and eccentric - even crazed - philosophers, playwrights pondering the human condition and stern or cruel or unexpectedly humane warlords. In the spirit of ancient rhetoric, the book attempts to teach, attract and move the readers. As in the case of all "history-makers", many cheerful anectodes have been told about these great souls as well.
Each tale, written in three languages - Finnish, English and Latin - and numbering forty-seven in all, is followed by a brief biographial text providing further background information about the person in question.