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Review Christian Cameron, Marathon: Freedom or Death (2011), about the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.

C., which pitted the Greeks against the invading Persians; #2 in the Long War series.

Katharine Beutner, Alcestis (2010), a literary novel based on the myth of Alcestis, who agreed to die in place of her husband.

Review or Author Interview Charles Rowan Beye, Odysseus: A Life (2004), a fictional "biography" of this legendary survivor of the Trojan War.

Review Christian Cameron, Poseidon's Spear (2012), about a Greek who joins a brotherhood of freed slaves to gain revenge on the Carthaginian who enslaved him; #3 in the Long War series.

Review Christian Cameron, The Great King (2013), about a Greek soldier who fights in the Spartan expedition to Egypt; #4 in the Long War series.

Alexander the Great, the fourth century Macedonian warrior-king who conquered most of the world known to the Greeks of his day, is still recalled in the Middle East and beyond with tales praising him as an ancestor or reviling him as a devil. Gertrude Atherton, The Immortal Marriage (1927), about Aspasia and her relationship with Pericles in ancient Athens.

Gertrude Atherton, The Jealous Gods (1928), about Alcibiades of Athens.

Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad (2005), a literary novel about the experiences of Odysseus' wife, Penelope, while he was away fighting the Trojan War and voyaging home.

Review Christian Cameron, Destroyer of Cities (2013), about a king and his sister who are allies of Rhodes as Alexander's successor Demetrius begins a campaign to conquer Rhodes in 306 B. Review Christian Cameron, Force of Kings (2014), about twin rulers who after Alexander's death must make a risky decision to ally themselves with one or another of his warring former generals; #6 in the Tyrant series.

Christian Cameron, Killer of Men (2010), about a Greek farm boy enslaved after a battle who vows vengeance as Persian armies threaten Greece; #1 in the Long War series.

Review Peter Carnahan, Pharnabazus Sits on the Ground With the Spartan Captains (2002), a novel about the Persian ruler Pharnabazus and the Athenian general Alkibiades, narrated by a Spartan captain; self-published.