The Eye of an Ant is a collection of 282 short epithets translated into English rhyme by Fatollah Akbar. Most of the sayings are traditional popular sayings. Poems from Rumi, Ferdowsi, Hafez, Sa'di and Bahar are also included.
Named after his grandfather the Sepahdar Iran's prime minister in 1920, Fatollah Akbar was born in Tehran, Iran in 1940. He currently resides and works in the Washington DC area. He is fluent in Persian, English, Russian, German and French.