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Stealing Athena Stealing Athena Stealing Athena Karen Essex

Stealing Athena Stealing Athena Stealing Athena

Karen Essex

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ISBN : 9780385526708
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400 pages
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Stealing Athena is the story of two women, separated by centuries but united by their association with some of the worlds greatest and most controversial works of art. Aspasia, a philosopherand courtesan to visionary politician Pericles duringMoreStealing Athena is the story of two women, separated by centuries but united by their association with some of the worlds greatest and most controversial works of art. Aspasia, a philosopherand courtesan to visionary politician Pericles during Athenss Golden Age, defies societal restrictions to become fiercely influential in Athens power circle. Mary, the Countess of Elgin and a beautiful Scottish heiress, charms the fearsome men of the Ottoman Empire to make possible her husbands costly acquisitions, all the while brazenly defying the social conventions of her time. Both women prevail yet pay a heavy price for theirrebellion. A tale of romance, intrigue, greed, and glory, Stealing Athena interweaves the lives of two of historys most beguiling heroines. Fromthe Trade Paperback edition.