Judith Starkston

About me

Judith Starkston writes novels set in the period of the Trojan War and the Hittite Empire. If you ever wondered how Briseis, the slave of Achilles in the Iliad, could love the man who killed her husband and brothers and destroyed her city, you’ll want to read my manuscript, especially if you like strong women and half-immortal lovers. I received my B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and my M.A. from Cornell University. I taught high school English, Latin, and humanities for twenty-one years. I have travelled in Turkey and Greece as research for my work and have taken to haunting the university libraries where my children are receiving their expensive educations since they are better than what’s locally available. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my husband and golden retriever, Socrates.

From my website

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History & Historical Fiction Dec 3-9

My weekly roundup: suggestive frescoes at Pompeii opened up for Christmas viewing, Bernard Cornwell interview, hilarious Italian Medieval history at the hands of Tinney Heath, fragment of Hermes on a red figure vase, writing my purpose with some help from Donald Maass

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction Nov 26-Dec 2

My weekly roundup of posts from around the web: Bronze Age clay figurine like Rodin's Thinker, Venetian quack medicines, ice mummy man's clothing choices, mosaic museum's website, Nefertari's mummified legs.

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction Nov 19-25

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed this week: earliest domesticated turkeys offered to gods 1500 yrs ago in Oaxaca Mexico, giant crocodile mummy full of mini-mummies, how-to for FB Book Launch party, New Etruscan tomb finds at Vulci

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