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The Beacon at Alexandria (Hera)
The Beacon at Alexandria - Hera
Author: Gillian Bradshaw
When Charis learns that her father has betrothed her to the hated Roman governor Festinus, she enlists the aid of her brother and flees to Alexandria. There, disguised as a eunuch, she begins to study Hippocratic medicine under the tutelage of a patient Jewish physician. The young woman excels as a healer and her fame spreads. Political intrigue...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781569470107
ISBN-10: 1569470103
Publication Date: 7/1994
Pages: 376
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Soho Press
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 4
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The story of a woman of 4th century Ephesus wh escapes marriage to a tyrant and poses as a man so she can stury medicine in Alexandria. I good story which gives readers a picture of life during ancient times.
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