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

Roundup of Archaeology and History May 12-18

Here's my weekly roundup of history and archaeology: Letters to the editor by some iconic writers, an archaeologist's dream find in Kurdish Iraq--written evidence of the name of the city, the earliest evidence of the alphabet found in an Egyptian tomb

Roundup of Archaeology and History May 5-11

My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: Blackbeard's pirate book club, Byzantine mosaic returned to Cyprus, 550 year old mass child sacrifice discovered in Peru

Roundup of Archaeology and History April 28-May 4

My weekly roundup of history and archaeology: forgotten limestone carving of Hatshepsut turns up in storage in Wales, wacky anti-history and anti-archaeology show on the Travel Channel, a horse burial in Sudan reveals high value on horses among Kushites and Egyptians

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