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The Resource Owls to Athens, H.N. Turteltaub

Owls to Athens, H.N. Turteltaub

Label
Owls to Athens
Title
Owls to Athens
Statement of responsibility
H.N. Turteltaub
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cousins Menedemos and Sostratos are preparing for a trading expedition to Athens. While philosophy-minded Sostratos is thrilled to return to Athens, Menedemos is both reluctant to leave his father's wife Baukis, with whom he has fallen in love, and relieved to be removed from temptation. They stock up on luxury goods and rush to Athens so Sostratos can make it there in time for Greater Dionysia, a parade and dramatic festival in honor of Dionysus. In Athens, the cousins watch political history being made as Athens trades their sovereign ruler for an invader who announces plans to institute a newfangled "democracy." Meanwhile, Sostratos visits the Lykeion, the site of his unfinished education, but his fears of being mocked turn into triumph when he gets a good price for his wares. Menedemos, in typical fashion, starts an affair with a married woman, this time having the audacity to get their host's wife pregnant. In love as in trade, Menedemos's and Sostratos's quick wits have usually been enough to get them out of their self-created messes, but this may be pushing it ... Like a Patrick O'Brian novel set in the third century B.C., Owls to Athens is an entertaining tapestry of camaraderie and adventure amidst the world of classical antiquity in all its living, breathing, earthy reality
Member of
Summary
When their ship journeys to Athens, the philosopher Sostratos attends a local festival and visits the site of his unfinished education, while Menedemos, who embarks upon an affair with their host's wife, gets them into a quandary
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
173599
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.U758
LC item number
O95 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Menedemos and Sostratos
Series volume
0004
Target audience
adult
Label
Owls to Athens, H.N. Turteltaub
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associats book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55625156
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780765300386
Lccn
2004050620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55625156
  • (Sirsi) a268253
Label
Owls to Athens, H.N. Turteltaub
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associats book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55625156
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780765300386
Lccn
2004050620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55625156
  • (Sirsi) a268253

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