Katharine Beutner, Alcestis (2010), a literary novel based on the myth of Alcestis, who agreed to die in place of her husband.
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.
Lenny Cavallaro, The Trojan Dialogues (2003), a retelling of the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of Diomedes; self-published. Chaudhry, The Queen of Sparta (2014), a retelling of the story of Gorgo of Sparta which imagines that she orchestrated the Greek resistance to the Persian invasion of 480 B. Lindsay Clarke, The War at Troy (2004), a retelling of the story of the Trojan War.
Jump to: Ancient Greece Ancient Rome (includes the Etruscans and ancient Carthage) Roman Britain Ancient Ireland Arthurian Britain Ancient Egypt Biblical Times and Ancient Middle East The history of Ancient Greece stretches into prehistory, as myths and legends hint at what may have happened before the time of written history.
After Hermann Schliemann unearthed magnificent gold artifacts in the 1870s at the Turkish site that he believed to be the location of ancient Troy, based on evidence in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, scholars gained new respect for the value of Homer's grasp of history.
Gillian Bradshaw, The Beacon at Alexandria (1986), about a fourth century Greek woman who disguises herself as a eunuch in order to study medicine in Alexandria.
Gillian Bradshaw, The Sand-Reckoner (2000), about Archimedes of Syracuse. Brock, King of the Storm (2016), historical fantasy set in an alternative ancient Greece about a man prophesied to become a demigod hero and king; #1 in the forthcoming Godhead Epoch series. Butler, The Fox (1995), about a Spartan prince during the long war between Athens and Sparta.
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 Gillian Bradshaw, The Sun's Bride (2008), about the helmsman of a third-century Rhodian ship whose mission is to hunt and destroy pirates. Bryher, Gate to the Sea (1958), about a priestess in a community of enslaved Greeks in Poseidonia and her efforts to help her people escape; Bryher was the name adopted by author Annie Winnifred Ellerman. Review Moyra Caldecott, The Lily and the Bull (1979), about life in ancient Crete; self-published.
Review Grant Buday, Dragonflies (2008), about Odysseus and his scheme to end the Trojan War with a Greek victory by building a gigantic, hollow, wooden horse. Taylor Caldwell, Glory and the Lightning (1974), about the courtesan Aspasia and Pericles of Athens.
Christian Cameron, God of War (2012, titled Alexander: God of War in the U.