Hetaera--Suspense in Ancient Athens
by Suzanne Tyrpak
Hestia’s keen intellect makes her a match for any man. But even a literate slave has little control over destiny. Sold to a prominent statesman with sadistic tendencies, Hestia becomes his hetaera (consort). As her wealth and fame increase so does her despair. She dreams of freedom, but faces enemies at every turn. When she is accused of murder her fate takes another turn.