Aphrodesia by A.F. Allen
Approx. 4,170 words.
Published on October 12, 2009 by
Every two years they run a foot race in the magnificent stadium in Aphrodesia, the city of Aphrodite. Hermias, a young Greek from the faded city of Athens has set his heart on winning this race for both the personal glory for himself and the reflected glory for his city.
The prize for winning the race is incidental, the glory matters the most, but the nubile beauty who is the prize!