Tyrants and Poets
by Steven Green
Greece, 600 BC. Cleis, a young Athenian girl, reluctantly participated in the rites of passage and was forced into an arranged marriage. But Cleis is made of different stuff! She escapes on a boat owned by Charoxos, the brother of Sappho. The Poetess from Lesvos maintains a sanctuary in honor of Aphrodite. Politics, myths, gods and goddesses, romance and grief, intertwine in this historical novel.