The Glory That Was Author:L. Sprague de Camp Paperback, #63-542. — The Glory That Was...What? — Isolated form the rest of the world by a force wall, 27th century Greece us a mystery - which two men are determined to solve. Wiyem Flin, a classical scholar, believes his missing wife Thalia has been taken there. Knut Bulnes, a magazine editor, goes with Flin for the sake of adventures and an ex... more »clusive story. When they penetrate the force barrier they find that they ave been thrown back in time 3000 years to classical Greece. At least, it looks, smells, and sounds like classical Greece ought to. But if it's the real thing, what's Thalia doing there - as Euripdes' wife?
"The best fantasy is usually no more than light wine, the worst mere soda pop. The best of the Galaxy Busters are strong bourbon; the worst are rotgut. In this analogy I would class de Camp's fiction as a very dry martini - Robert A. Heinlein« less