Stealing Athena: A Novel (Google eBook)
Stealing Athena is the story of two women, separated by centuries but united by their association with some of the world's greatest and most controversial works of art. Aspasia, a philosopher and courtesan to visionary politician Pericles during Athens's Golden Age, defies societal restrictions to become fiercely influential in Athens' power circle. Mary, the Countess of Elgin and a beautiful Scottish heiress, charms the fearsome men of the Ottoman Empire to make possible her husband's costly acquisitions, all the while brazenly defying the social conventions of her time. Both women prevail yet pay a heavy price for their rebellion. A tale of romance, intrigue, greed, and glory, Stealing Athena interweaves the lives of two of history's most beguiling heroines.
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Review: Stealing AthenaUser Review - Connie - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book even though it was difficult for me to read. I know nothing about Greek mythology and therefore I wasn't as acquainted with that part of the book. I also had trouble pronouncing ... Read full review
Review: Stealing AthenaUser Review - Stasy - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres within fiction. History fascinates me and I enjoy reading it, but sometimes, the authors of straight history are not the ... Read full review