Ancient Greece

Murder at the Panionic Games

By Michael B. Edwards - Published 2001



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


By Karen Essex - Published 2002


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


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


By Elizabeth Cook - Published 2002



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


By Adele Geras - Published 2001


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



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


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

A Thousand Ships: Age of Bronze, v. 1

By Eric Shanower - Published 2001



Originally serialized in the comic book series Age of Bronze, issues 1-9. An accursed family; a deadly oath; a fiery prophecy; a beautiful ...Read Review

Voice Of The Goddess

By Judith Hand - Published 2001


The first person narrator weaves her spell with endearing characters, an atmosphere of danger, elemental nature, and the dialog of a culture where ...Read Review

The Hostage

By Mary R. DeMaine - Published 2000


AdventureBiographical Fiction

Although knowledge of the controversies over the Greek poet Homer may not be necessary for enjoyment of the story, readers should still take ...Read Review