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4 edition of Stealing Athena found in the catalog.

Stealing Athena

a novel

by Karen Essex

  • 342 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Elgin marbles,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Chronicles of the Marbles" amazing journey through the dynamic narratives of Mary Nisbet, wife of the Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to Constantinople, and Aspasia, the mistress of Perikles, the most powerful man in Athens during that city"s Golden Age.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKaren Essex
    The Physical Object
    Pagination452 p. ;
    Number of Pages452
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24967074M
    ISBN 100385519710
    ISBN 109780385519717
    OCLC/WorldCa222039296

    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/5(39). Karen Essex's novel writes large this theme — it is emblazoned on the book's cover: Stealing Athena. The greatest female goddess is present in every female "I" and those men who strive selfishly to steal the Athena from a woman will suffer as surely as those who dared to desecrate the Parthenon, the ancient temple of Athena. ~^~.

    Stealing Athena by Karen Essex. What do an early 19th century British ambassador’s wife and a 5th century B.C. Athenian courtesan have in common? That is, essentially, the connection explored by Karen Essex in her latest book, “Stealing Athena.”. 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 b.

    "Stealing Athena" by Karen Essex, Doubleday abstract: BookBuffet reviewer, Dee Raffo enjoys the historical fiction genre. Here is her July book review: "As I pick up Karen Essex’s fourth novel, Stealing Athena: A Novel (Doubleday ) I am struck by its beautiful cover. It is an 18th century self-portrait by French painter Marie-Genieve Bouliard, as she envisioned herself as the Greek. Discuss the relevance of the title, Stealing Athena, as it relates to both time periods covered in the novel. Which characters seem to embody the title the most? 8. How does Aspasia represent freedom and oppression simultaneously? How does Mary mirror this in her own situation?.


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Aspasia4/4(40). Stealing Athena parallels the lives of 18th Century Mary Nisbett Elgin, wife of British ambassador to Turkey, and Aspasia, concubine of Pericles, ruler of Athens at the time of the building of the Parthenon. These were women ahead of their time, outspoken and influential in /5.

Apr 28,  · Stealing Athena is a wonderful historical novel about two relatively unknown women from completely separate time periods. Mary Nisbet and Aspasia of Miletus may have lived more than years apart, but Karen Essex¿s new book shows the similarities between them, both in their lives and in their personalities/5.

For the first chapter or so, Stealing Athena threatens to be a bodice ripper. But hang in there and it quickly becomes a very compelling tale of the beautiful and wealthy Mary Nisbet, who marries Lord Elgin and follows him to Constantinople, where he is to be ambassador for several years/5(39).

Stealing Athena is an historical novel by Karen Essex, which chronicles the journey of the controversial Elgin Marbles or Parthenon Sculptures from their home atop the Acropolis in Athens to the present Stealing Athena book, The British awordathought.com: Karen Essex.

Stealing Athena, A Great Book Stealing Athena was a joy to read, from start to finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this book of historical fiction. Mary Nisbet Elgin's story, set in the early 's is vividly told, while the author cleverly goes back to ancient Athen's Golden Age and weaves in the story of Aspasia, courtesan of Pericles.

Apr 01,  · Stealing Athena is a wonderful historical novel about two relatively unknown women from completely separate time periods. Mary Nisbet and Aspasia of Miletus may have lived more than years apart, but Karen Essex's new book shows the similarities between them, both in their lives and in their personalities.5/5(5).

In her fourth historical novel, Essex (Leonardo’s Swans,etc.) alternates the stories of two influential women, a Greek courtesan and a Scottish heiress, who each played a crucial role in the history of artifacts from Athens’s Golden awordathought.comwealthy Mary Nisbet and her new husband, the dashing but penniless earl of Elgin, journey to Constantinople, capital of the Ottoman Empire.

In Stealing Athena, Karen Essex chronicles the Marbles’ amazing journey through the dynamic narratives of Mary Nisbet, wife of the Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to Constantinople, and Aspasia, the mistress of Perikles, the most powerful man in Athens during that city’s Golden Age.

About Stealing Athena. 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. In Stealing Athena, Karen Essex chronicles the Marbles' amazing journey through the dynamic narratives of Mary Nisbet, wife of the Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to Constantinople, and Aspasia, the mistress of Perikles, the most powerful man in Athens during that city's Golden Age.

STEALING ATHENA, she intertwines the lives of an ancient Greek and an 18th century British earl, two men with opposing interests. Over 2, years ago, the famous Greek Pericles labored tirelessly to build the Parthenon, driven by his desire to erect a shrine to the powerful goddess Athena, namesake of his city.

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Lord Elgin may be famous for bringing the Parthenon's sculptural masterpieces to England during the Napoleonic wars, but for Essex (Leonardo's Swans). Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars.

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Aspasia, a philosopher and courtesan to visionary politician Pericles during Athens's Golden Age, defies societal restrictions to become fiercely influential in Athens' power /5(5). The Elgin Marbles have been displayed in the British Museum for nearly two hundred years, and for just as long they have been the center of a raging controversy.

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