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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Some posts I enjoyed this week: AIA lecture on Sex, Politics and Intoxication in Etruria, human sacrifice on Mt. Lykaion, xrays reveal the inside scoop on Athenian vases and Ireland's mythic mound reveals the origins of Halloween
Posts I enjoyed this week: thinking about Dylan as Nobel Laureate, touring Pompeii via 3D, dangerous streets of Rome from Mary Beard, ancient grape seeds in Turkey, Egyptian mummies preserve the heart but not the brain
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