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 May 13-19

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: Mary Beard's review of 2 novels based in Greek myth, the finds from building metro in Thessaloniki Greece from Alex the Great to Roman, Alex Tizon's essay "My Family's Slave" and etiquette ancient Egyptian style

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction May 6-12

Here is my weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: Egyptian tomb gardens, Mausoleum of Augustus to be restored, Viking cave with mysterious contents, legal papyri fr Israel reveal daily life of women, marketing advice for authors from Jane Friedman

Weekly Roundup of Archaeology, History and Historical Fiction April 29-May 5

My weekly roundup of posts I enjoyed: interpreting Idalion Cyprus's temples and artifacts, new tomb near Luxor Egypt with bonus mummies, new Mycenaean tomb at Salamina Greece, Roman northern Britain new finds including keys, coin manufacture and inkpots

 
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