Modern Greek or Roman fiction not centered on military or leaders?
September 24, 2013 6:54 AM Subscribe
Ancient Roman and Greek civilizations set my imagination ablaze, and while I've loved Homer's works right now I'm interested in works written in, say, the last century that take place in those times, or thereabouts.
posted by gregoryg to media & arts (25 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
The challenge seems to be finding books that aren't centered around soldiers on the march, military leaders, or high-level political intruige. Where are the books about merchants and sailors and slaves and pirates and farmers, etc? I wouldnt mind some military or politics as long as the book didn't center around it. And no issue with more mythic or fantastical elements.