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 Dec 9-Jan 5

My roundup of history and archaeology: 6 Sci-fi/fantasy writers on what these genres offer to a world gone mad, the tale of an Iraqi archaeological site including griffins, evidence of human sacrifice in Greece, Netflix and the BBC's series on the Trojan War, and Archaeology Magazine's top 10 discoveries of…

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History November 18-Dec 8

My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: a haunting mold for Phoenician funeral masks, reconstructing ancient Greek music, and Neolithic bones show women did the heavy labor despite earlier assumptions they stuck to light domestic tasks (surprise, surprise...)

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology and History November 10-17

My weekly round up of history and archaeology: looking for lost Hittite cities and the earliest winemaking prize goes to the area of the Republic of Georgia.

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