Ancient Greece

Odysseus: A Life

By Charles Rowan Beye - Published 2004



In Odysseus: A Life, acclaimed classical scholar and professor emeritus at the City University of New York Charles Rowan Beye creates a “biography” ...Read Review

The Amazon and the Warrior

By Judith Hand - Published 2004


Biographical FictionEpic

This is a novel about the Amazon Queen, Penthesilea, who ruled during the time the Trojan War was raging. Judith Hand takes a ...Read Review

Five for Silver

By Mary Reed and Eric Mayer - Published 2004



The year is 542 and the setting, once again, is Constantinople – this time, beset by plague and political turmoil. The Lord Chamberlain to Justinian, ...Read Review

The Sacred Land

By H.N. Turteltaub - Published 2003



Sostratos and Menedemos, the young Rhodian merchants and owners of the Aphrodite, are not afraid to take their ship where no other trader ...Read Review

The Gates of Hell

By Paul Doherty - Published 2003



Paul Doherty, prolific writer of historical mysteries, returns to the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The third in his series opens with the ...Read Review

The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek

By Barry Cunliffe - Published 2003


AdventureBiographical FictionNautical

Archaeologist Cunliffe presents a proposal of Pytheas’s journey, around 330 B.C., from Massalia to the British Isles and the Eastern coasts of ...Read Review

Sappho’s Leap

By Erica Jong - Published 2003


What a historical novel this could have been, a retelling of the life of the iconic poet Sappho! A brilliantly written prologue fires ...Read Review

The Wine of Agamemnon

By John McKiernan - Published 2002


“My name is Odysseus…” Yet another retelling of the Trojan War? Yes – by that cleverest of men, Odysseus. So old he has outlived ...Read Review

The Gryphon’s Skull

By H.N. Turteltaub - Published 2002



It’s another sailing season for Menedemos and his cousin Sostratos, the traders of luxury items we met in H. N. Turteltaub’s ...Read Review

Fire From Heaven

By Mary Renault - Published 2002


Biographical Fiction

The reissue of Renault’s classic trilogy about the life and death of Alexander the Great is welcome indeed, for long-time fans and ...Read Review