1. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Any good mystery books set in Ancient Greece?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Link the Writer, Sep 1, 2011.

    So far, I've read Lindsey Davis' Didus Falco mysteries set in Ancient Rome, Nick Drake's Rahotep mysteries set in Ancient Egypt.

    Now I'm wondering if there's any good mystery books set in Ancient Greece.
     
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    This should be moved to the Books section.

    Also, if you find any please tell me. I'd really like to know.
     
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    Whoops, sorry 'bout that. :redface:

    Hmmm...well, checking Amazon.com, there's one by Anne Zouroudi entitled The Seven Deadly Sins mysteries...Oh wait, that's set in modern times.

    Dammit! Well, I'll keep looking. XD If I can't find any, maybe I'll just write my own mystery series set in Ancient Greece, eh? lol
     
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    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    Hahaha. No reason why you shouldn't. It sounds like an interesting idea, and if you pull it off well then please take this as a marriage proposal. I deeply love Greece, and Classical Greece.
     
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    Cool! I'm thinking of setting it around the time when the Persian Empire was trying to invade Greece.

    Now to come up with a protagonist...
     
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    Like 300? Why not something a little more interesting like the Athenian wars with Sparta?
     
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    Okay, even better. 8D

    I think my protagonist will have to be Athenian, as would Spartans allow one of their own to run off to play detective on the side? Plus, too many readers would likely expect the guy (if he were Spartan), to kick someone over a cliff while yelling "THIS IS SPARTAAAA!!"

    Yeah...
     
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    I did a quick search myself (I'm interested too) and there's The Ten Thousand: A Novel of Ancient Greece by Michael Curtis Ford. No idea if it's any good but it's got some good reviews. He apparently does novels of Ancient Rome and Greece so might be worth checking him out. Otherwise, I'd just search online and/or bookshops.

    Oh, I ignored the mystery bit. I don't know if that's a mystery novel. :p
     
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    It doesn't have to be, I was pointing out that Greece has a long and interesting history and yet people seem to remember a few events and wars. It might do you well to read around the subject, and then I can give you a few books you might want to look up. Like Homer's Illiad and Odyssey. Poetics by Aristotle. The Republic by Plato, The Birth of Tragedy by Frederick Nietzsche.
     
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    and mary renault's classics!
     
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    I actually started writing a story/novel about that stuff when I was like 14 or something, but I never continued writing- so now it's somewhere lost in a pile of papers, I think. :p
     
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    It's really fables but the guy weaves it in like a mystery / suspense style.

    It's got socrates in it, it's called "The Golden Ass" and it's written by the author "Apuleius".
     

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