Books: Old Worlds to Conquer

GODS, GRAVES & SCHOLARS (426 pp.)—C. W. Ceram—Knopf ($5.75).

"Gold!" cried the grizzled German archeologist, clutching the arm of his beautiful young Greek wife. They stared down into the excavation. "Quick!" he whispered. "Send the men home at once . . . Tell them anything you want." A few minutes later the unsuspecting workmen were gone, and Heinrich Schliemann, a knife in his hand and a frenzy in his head, was digging gold bangles and diadems out of the foundations of Homeric Troy. Priam's treasure! The words roared in his ears. Staggering up, Schliemann...

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