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: Godnapping in the Ancient Near East, 8,000 figurine representing "old woman power?", fringe Briseis, headless sculptures at Göbekli Tepe
Some posts I enjoyed from around the web: Greek vase goes live, metal on an Egyptian boat, everything about Roman stoneworking, Hittite stamp seal from Puduhepa's hometown and what about those Sea People?
Some posts I enjoyed from around the web this week: the Medicis and multiracial families, recording of Virginia Woolf on words and why writing isn't a craft, and the 2016 archaeological finds in Bulgaria.