About The Euphorion Press
While traditional academic books focus on empirical matters such as factual events and dates, textual analysis, or the history of ideas, there are precious few works — the Homeric ‘Odyssey’ and ‘Iliad’ are colorful exceptions — that provide character narratives underlying these happenings.
It is almost a reflex, when we think of Ancient Greece…
It is almost a reflex, when we think of Ancient Greece: what immediately springs to mind is statues, life-size, in cold, white marble, looking down on us sternly in museums, or else filling the pages of dusty-dry textbooks.
The challenge lies in engaging a reading public using the literary device of a compelling historical novel — building a ‘bridge of familiarity’ to the long-ago past, which may otherwise be seen as arcane, or even irrelevant to us moderns. In doing so, readers become comfortable with further explorations of these ancient lives and times, which in turn deepens an appreciation of our common humanity across the millennia, as well as enriching our own lives.
Editor, The Euphorion Press