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THE BATTLE OF ARGINUSAE :
VICTORY AT SEA AND ITS TRAGIC AFTERMATH IN THE FINAL YEARS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
By Debra Hamel


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KILLING ERATOSTHENES:
A TRUE CRIME STORY
FROM ANCIENT ATHENS
By Debra Hamel


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READING HERODOTUS:
A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE WILD BOARS, DANCING SUITORS, AND CRAZY TYRANTS OF THE HISTORY
By Debra Hamel


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THE MUTILATION OF THE HERMS:
UNPACKING AN ANCIENT MYSTERY
By Debra Hamel


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TRYING NEAIRA:
THE TRUE STORY OF A COURTESAN'S SCANDALOUS LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE
By Debra Hamel


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PRISONERS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
By Debra Hamel


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SOCRATES AT WAR:
THE MILITARY HEROICS OF AN ICONIC INTELLECTUAL
By Debra Hamel


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ANCIENT GREEKS IN DRAG:
THE LIBERATION OF THEBES AND OTHER ACTS OF HEROIC TRANSVESTISM
By Debra Hamel


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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY TWEET:
FIVE HUNDRED 1ST LINES IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS
By Debra Hamel


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September book giveaway: John Shors, Beneath a Marble Sky

  

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I'm giving away an autographed copy of John Shors's wonderful historical novel Beneath a Marble Sky (read my review; thanks to John for donating the copy!). You can win this book for yourself or a friend for Buy a Friend a Book (BAFAB) Week (which starts again October 1st). Just complete the following meme and post it on your own site on or before September 29th, 2006. Make sure you leave a comment at book-blog.com letting me know about your post. The winner will be selected on September 30, 2006, in a random drawing from all memes posted.

UPDATE 9/30/06: Congratulations to Rob from The Broken Silence!


ENTRIES:
[By the way, I'm going to try to indicate the viral progress of the blog visually. Eliza, for example, was tagged by Kimmy.]

Susan, In Over My Head
Kimmy, The Smug Cloud
     Eliza, The Circadian
          Cynthia, A Truth Universally Acknowledged
               Kevin, The Land of Hyrule
     KimW, The Thing About Crying
Sian, Ichabod is Itchy
Rob, The Broken Silence
Tom, Tom's Blog, Unresolved References
     Stephanie, Stephanie's Blog

The Win a Free Book for BAFAB* Meme!
Complete this meme on your blog for a chance to win an autographed copy of John Shors, Beneath a Marble Sky.

*BAFAB (Buy a Friend a Book) Week (see buyafriendabook.com) is a holiday you celebrate by surprising a friend with a thoughtfully selected book. BAFAB Weeks come around four times a year, the first weeks of every January, April, July, and October.

1. What are you reading now?

2. What's the best book you've read this year?

3. Completing this meme enters you in a drawing for John Shors's Beneath a Marble Sky, a novel about the construction of the Taj Mahal. What's your favorite work of historical fiction?

4. Pick a random book from your shelves and write down its first sentence. Does it make you want to read more?

5. Have you ever read a book and wished that you'd written it? What was it?

6. What book on your shelves do you wish you'd never bought?

7. Have you ever bought someone a book for BAFAB?

8. What book do you really wish someone would buy you for BAFAB?

9. Go to book-blog.com and leave a comment mentioning your post. Remember to include your permalink in the comment.

10. Tag three bloggers.

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Comments

1.

I've posted my entry, Debra. http://inover.blogspot.com/2006/09/debra-from-deblog-and-book-blog.html

2.

Thank you, Susan! (Especially for your answer to number 2--though it's not historical *fiction* [no. 3]; but you're not the first who's made that mistake. Something in the air..)

3.

I know that the data was genuine, but I felt that you fleshed out the characters sufficiently to turn it into a 'story'. You turned Neaira into a sympathetic character in spite of her actually being 'unknowable'.

4.

Thanks, Susan! I may have to upbraid people again if they don't take part in the contest. It was effective last time. Otherwise you'll win by default.

5.

I have posted my entry.

http://kimmy.inkbleedpress.com/?p=107

6.

Thanks, Kimmy!

7.

Hi Deb - I've done mine...
http://ichabodisitchy.wordpress.com/2006/09/05/buy-a-friend-a-book/

8.

I've done mine, finally!

http://eliza.inkbleedpress.com/journal/?p=300

9.

Thanks, guys! I'm adding you to the list.

10.

I've done mine.

http://cynthia.inkbleedpress.com/?p=16

11.

Sorry, I don't know how that ended up on there twice.

12.

Thanks, Cynthia! You're the first third-generation poster.

13.

I was tagged by Cynthia and I've done mine.

http://94dockingbay.blogspot.com/2006/09/ive-been-tagged-as-well.html

14.

It is accomplished.

http://www.robosborn.com/blog/?p=97

15.

Done. I should probably put it on my old blog as well.

http://www.downsyn.com/phpbb2/weblog_entry.php?e=17

16.

I posted it on the old blog as well. I tried to do a trackback but it apparently didn't work! :(

17.

Done!

18.

Stephanie forgot to leave her link....

http://www.downsyn.com/phpbb2/weblog_entry.php?e=18

19.

Cheers for my super-cute husband!

20.

well… i visit your website first time and found this site very usefull and intresting !

well… you guys doing nice work and i just want to say that keep rocking and keep it up !!!!

Regards
Desoza

21.

Zdraste! Vot takoi vot u vas horoshiy sait. Spasibki.




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About the blogger: Debra is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece, including Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  






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