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 Feb 11-17

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed from around the web: Many of the Met's photos are now open use, searching behind Tut's tomb for Nefertiti, the Pueblo Revolt gets a new, nuanced look from archaeological evidence, the Hyksos in Egypt also get a new look from dig evidence

Review of Death Ex Machina by Gary Corby

If you haven't found Gary Corby's hilarious Athenian mystery series yet, here's a review of Death Ex Machina to entice you.

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction Feb 4-10

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed from around the web: Roman shipwreck full of garum, new Egyptian scribe's tomb find, help with archaeological discovery at GlobalXplorer, Aegean island of Keros full of cycladic statues and monumental buildings

 
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