Meet the Arkadians--a young bean counter turned hero, a poet turned jackass, a girl of marvels, a king disguised as a peasant, and others who play across an epic stage, firmly connecting the quest of a young protagonist to those of classical heroes and heroines of ancient Greek storytelling--and reminding readers that danger, daring, and romance are still the most thrilling of literary devices.
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Lucian and the Jackass
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Aiee-Ouch Argeus Arkadia arms Asterion Bear King Bear tribe began better Bolynthos breath broke Bromios Buckthorn bull burst Calchas and Phobos Callista Catch-a-Tick Cerdo cian Cloud-Rising cried Dance daugh Daughters of Morning dear donkey ears eyes face feet fellow flung foot Fronto galloped gave girl Giving-All-Gifts glanced Goat gone hand happened head heels Horse Clan jackass Joy-in Joy-in-the Joy-in-the-Dance keep Kroton Lady of Wild Laurel-Crown legs Lloyd Alexander look Lucian maiden Menyas Metara mind Mirina mother Mount Lerna Mount Panthea Naxos neck never Never-Filled Oudeis palace pharmakos poet pythoness Quick-to-Strike replied sail See-Far-Ahead seize ship shipmaster shook shoulder shouted smiled soothsayers sprang stared stopped Swift-Arrow sword tale talking tavern tell the-Dance There's Think-Too-Late thought told turned village voice warriors whispered Wild Things wise-women wolves Woman-Three-Women women Yellow-Mane