Over the Wine-Dark Sea by Harry Turtledove
Approx. 140,600 words.
Published on September 18, 2013 by
Menedemos, the young dashing sea captain, and his helper, the scholarly Sostratos, are sea-traders from the Greek island of Rhodes. Fearless sailors, they will travel any distance to make a profit or to search for rich treasures. As if avoiding pirates and barbarians isn’t enough, they are also caught between the political intrigues of Alexander’s former generals.