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Cousins Menedemos and Sostratos are preparing for a trading expedition to Athens. While philosophy-minded Sostratos is thrilled to return to Athens, Menedemos is both reluctant to leave his father's wife Baukis, with whom he has fallen in love, and relieved to be removed from temptation. They stock up on luxury goods and rush to Athens so Sostratos can make it there in time for Greater Dionysia, a parade and dramatic festival in honor of Dionysus.

In Athens, the cousins watch political history being made as Athens trades their sovereign ruler for an invader who announces plans to institute a newfangled "democracy." Meanwhile, Sostratos visits the Lykeion, the site of his unfinished education, but his fears of being mocked turn into triumph when he gets a good price for his wares. Menedemos, in typical fashion, starts an affair with a married woman, this time having the audicity to get their host's wife pregnant. In love as in trade, Menedemos's and Sostratos's quick wits have usually been enough to get them out of their self-created messes, but this may be pushing it...

Like a Patrick O'Brian novel set in the third century B.C., Owls to Athens is an entertaining tapestry of cameraderie and adventure amidst the world of classical antiquity in all its living, breathing, earthy reality.

Synopsis:

Return to the ancient world with Menedemos and Sostratos, the squabbling traders of the Aegean main.

Synopsis:

Praise for H. N. Turteltaub

"As much fun as its predecessors...Good pacing, a light touch, and a genuine feel for the period."

--Kirkus Reviews on The Sacred Land

"Just enough period detail...It's a lighthearted, whimsical story, another solid entry in an entertaining series."

--Booklist on The Sacred Land

"The reader is engrossed."

--VOYA on Over the Wine-Dark Sea

"Mesmerizing."

--Booklist on Justinian

About the Author

H. N. Turteltaub is a pseudonym of a well-known novelist and scholar of the ancient world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765300386
Author:
Turteltaub, H N
Publisher:
Forge Books
Author:
Turteltaub, H. N.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Cousins
Copyright:
Series:
Hellenistic Seafaring Adventure
Series Volume:
No. 4 of 4
Publication Date:
20041201
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.60x6.34x1.17 in. 1.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
Return to the ancient world with Menedemos and Sostratos, the squabbling traders of the Aegean main.

"Synopsis" by ,
Praise for H. N. Turteltaub

"As much fun as its predecessors...Good pacing, a light touch, and a genuine feel for the period."

--Kirkus Reviews on The Sacred Land

"Just enough period detail...It's a lighthearted, whimsical story, another solid entry in an entertaining series."

--Booklist on The Sacred Land

"The reader is engrossed."

--VOYA on Over the Wine-Dark Sea

"Mesmerizing."

--Booklist on Justinian

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