Friday, February 20, 2009

Stealing Athena: A Novel

Original Novel Title: Stealing Athena: A Novel
Author: Karen Essex
Publisher: New York: Doubleday, 2008 (hardcover)

A historical recreation of how the Elgin marbles were brought from Greece to the British Museum. The narrators are the wives of the Earl of Elgin, British ambassador to Constantinople, and Aspasia, the mistress of Perikles of the city-state of Athens two thousand years earlier.

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