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.
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My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: a list of best book review blogs, newly discovered Egyptian tomb of a goldsmith, Kültepe's 23,000 clay tablets of early Anatolian writing, 7,000 yr old ceramic storage silo model reveals economic power in Jordan Valley, and a new, pretty amazing Mycenaean rock cut…
My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: digging up the Battle of Salamis, Viking beer and hot stones, Herod's fortress in Jordan reveals a ritual bath, volunteer archaeologists uncover Roman mosaics of Greek mythology.
My weekly round up of archaeology and history: AIA lecture on Angor daily life, Uffington Horse is a Sun Horse from myth, Egyptian Pharaohs used magic & intimidation to crush their enemies, Mycenaeans tombs come to light at Nemea