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

Roundup of Archaeology and History Feb 10-March 9

My roundup of history and archaeology: a lecture on the Delphic Oracle, Roman mosaics found in Caesaria, Troy Fall of a City's Achilles talks about his part, a cartoon, thinking about awkward moments in the Odyssey in the Paris Review, Roman temples with poison gas emissions and playing with Roman…

Roundup of Archaeology and History Feb 3-9

My roundup of archaeology and history with some Fantasy/SciFi tossed in: color perception & language in ancient Near East and Greek, the blue-eyed, black skinned face of the first Brit & a short story in honor of libraries

Roundup of Archaeology and History Jan 24-Feb 2

My roundup of archaeology and history: Archaeology lecture for Phoenix area, Urusula LeGuin's "remarkable spirit", info about BBC/Netflix show Troy: Fall of a City, Reese Witherspoon on "female heroes that have always been in the shadows and now are coming into the light," and the earliest ochre "crayon" found under…

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