Stealing Athena

Author(s): Karen Essex
Original Publish Date: Jun 17, 2008
Product Number: EB00148886
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385526708
Publisher: Anchor
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Stealing Athena is the story of two women, separated by centuries but united by their association with some of the world's greatest and most controversial works of art. Aspasia, a philosopher and courtesan to visionary politician Pericles during Athens's 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 husband's costly acquisitions, all the while brazenly defying the social conventions of her time. Both women prevail yet pay a heavy price for their rebellion. A tale of romance, intrigue, greed, and glory, Stealing Athena interweaves the lives of two of history's most beguiling heroines.

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Author(s): Karen Essex
Narrator(s): Susan Denaker
Product Number Z100026757
Released: Jun 17, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781415949016