Ancient Greece

The Children of Jocasta

By Natalie Haynes - Published 2018

Genres:

EpicLiterary

Another group of girls break their silence in this brilliant adaptation of the Oedipus myth, told from the perspective of its female protagonists. ...Read Review

The Fox

By M. N. J. Butler - Published 2018

Genres:

Military

When Agis, King of Sparta, dies, his heir Leotychides, rumoured to be illegitimate, is replaced by his uncle. No longer considered royal, Leotychides ...Read Review

The Silence of the Girls

By Pat Barker - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

In the ninth year of the siege of Troy, the Greek hero Achilles raids the town of Lyrnessus, and in one day Queen ...Read Review

The Siege and Fall of Troy

By Dan-El Padilla Peralta (intro.) - By Robert Graves - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young AdultEpic

A re-issue of Robert Graves’ retelling of the Homeric myths is always welcome, and the new introduction by Dan-El Padilla Peralta makes the ...Read Review

For the Immortal

By Emily Hauser - Published 2018

Genres:

Epic

The final novel in the Golden Apple trilogy from Emily Hauser is a triumphant finale. This story continues to draw from the many ...Read Review

The Falcon of Sparta

By Conn Iggulden - Published 2018

Genres:

Military

Artaxerxes is the Persian king’s oldest son and heir. Cyrus is Artaxerxes’ younger brother, and the main character of the book, at ...Read Review

The World Beyond

By Deanna Madden - Published 2017

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The World Beyond is a coming-of-age story set in 429 BC ancient Athens, where slaves and women do not share the freedoms extolled by ...Read Review

The Athenian Women

By Alessandro Barbero - By Antony Shugaar (trans.) - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Alessandro Barbero’s The Athenian Women is a complex tale highlighting the class struggles of women subjugated under a patriarchal system and of ...Read Review

Circe

By Madeline Miller - Published 2018

Genres:

EpicLiterary

Madeline Miller returns to the Homeric epics for the inspiration for her second novel, Circe. While the first, The Song of Achilles, focuses ...Read Review

Clytemnestra: The Mother’s Blade

By Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Set firmly in the Bronze Age, this novel once again gives us the eternally re-fought conflict that ensued, when the Greek city-states, led ...Read Review

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