These Great Athenians



Valentine Carter’s fierce debut gives voice to the mostly forgotten and maligned female characters of Homer’s epic The Odyssey. It is a celebratory ode to those who survive within and outside of gender norms.

Faithful Penelope waits for her husband’s return as she weaves a shroud that foretells her doom, Scylla once a beautiful nymph turned monster prowls the seas hungry for flesh, while the witch Circe falls for a man who will leave her. Weaving together their stories and poetic voices, this subtly moving and playful verse novel questions how do those without a voice find freedom within the world of men?

ISBN: 9781914343001
Publisher: Imprint Twenty Seven
Pub Date: 03/2022
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.58h x 5.59w x 0.87d

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Weight 0.85 lbs
Dimensions 8.58 × 5.59 × 0.87 in