Find yourself sailing on a Portuguese galleon bound for Lisbon, watch the ancient library of Alexandria burn, and discover who could be trusted in ancient Egypt. This collection of forty-eight poems will take you on a journey through the cloth markets of Constantinople, to Helen’s Troy and the steppes of Mongolia. Along the way, you will meet Leonardo da Vinci, Rene Descartes, Charles Darwin, Albrecht Durer, as well as the cats, dogs, and feathered gods of the ancient world.