Ancient Greece

The Persian Boy

By Mary Renault - Published 2002

Genres:

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

Funeral Games

By Mary Renault - Published 2002

Genres:

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

The Eye of Cybele

By Daniel Chavarria - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

This novel is set in Athens, roughly 430 BCE. The plot revolves around the hero, Alcibiades, a stuttering, physically beautiful general whose Olympic and ...Read Review

Murder at the Panionic Games

By Michael B. Edwards - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

A new entry in the ancient historical detective subgenre, Murder at the Panionic Games introduces us to Bias, a minor priest of Prirene ...Read Review

Pharaoh

By Karen Essex - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The name Kleopatra (Greek spelling) conjures up a multitude of images in our mind’s eye, and Karen Essex’s two excellent novels (...Read Review

A Bloodline of Kings

By Thomas Sundell - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical FictionSaga

It is unusual – and daunting – to take on a novel from a small press that arrives complete with glowing commentary from novelists such ...Read Review

Achilles

By Elizabeth Cook - Published 2002

Genres:

EpicLiterary

Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and King Peleus, and one of the greatest of all the Greek heroes of the Trojan War, ...Read Review

Troy

By Adele Geras - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Toward the conclusion of the Trojan War, two orphaned sisters, Xanthe and Marpessa, watch events transpire from within Troy. Very human teenage girls, ...Read Review

Over the Wine-Dark Sea

By H.N. Turteltaub - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureNautical

With all due respect to Homer, nautical adventure tales have studiously ignored the Ancients in favor of a prolonged love affair with the ...Read Review

In Search of a Homeland

By Penelope Lively - Published 2001

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Prize-winning fiction author Penelope Lively provides a treat for all ages in her retelling of the story of the Aeneid. Beautifully illustrated by ...Read Review