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Subject: Ancient Greece
Date Posted: 10/6/2008 12:46 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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I am looking for novels set in Greece in BC, I would prefer any that deal with Sparta or Athens and if they are a series. 

I would prefer those that do not deal with Rome, Caesar.

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 1:02 PM ET
Member Since: 3/18/2007
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Greek HF (copied from an earlier thread):

Daphnis and Chloe- Longus (an Ancient Greek classic, loved it)

Soldier of the Mist- Gene Wolfe (followed by Soldier of Arete, or get the onmibus, Latro of the Mist)

The Laughter of Aphrodite- Peter Green

Empire of Ashes- Nicholas Nicastro

Alexander Series- Valerio Manfredi 

The Beacon at Alexandria- Gillian Bradshaw

Horses of Heaven- Gillian Bradshaw (historical fantasy)

Odysseus: A Life- Charles Rowan Beye

Dazzling Brightness- Roberta Gellis (part of a series of 4 or 5 books based on Greek Mythology)

The Alexandrian- Martha Rofheart

Herald- N.F. Houck

Spartan Slave, Spartan Queen- Helena P. Schrader

Are They Singing in Sparta- Helena P. Schrader

Iokaste: The Novel of the Mother- Wife of Oedipus- Victoria Grossack

Bloodline of Kings: A Novel of Philip of Macedon- Thomas Sundell

Helen of Troy- Margaret George

Till We Have Faces- C.S. Lewis (based on a story told in The Golden Ass)

The Song of Troy- Colleen McCullough

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 1:41 PM ET
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OOOOH thanks!

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 3:19 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2008
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I just knew you'd be right there, Jennifer! It's your favorite period, I think!