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 and Historical Fiction Jan 7-13

Here's my weekly roundup: Mycenaean shaft grave creates a new view of Mycenaean/Minoan relations, Hagia Sophia's acoustics, Menorah carved into cave indicates a 2nd Temple hideout, Troy gets a museum, 2016 dig finds at Paphos Cyprus

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction Dec 31-Jan 6

My weekly roundup of posts: silk traces found in Neolithic grave in China, Paphos Cyprus has a mystic and sexual past that's drawing attention, along with some gorgeous mosaics, Egyptian pot burials get a new interpretation as wombs to the afterlife

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction Dec 24- 30

My weekly roundup of posts: Medieval well curse kills two, Cycladic sculptures gain a context, Alexander the Great's soldiers' tomb open to public, prescription on Egyptian papyrus has intriguing ingredients

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