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Ancient Greece brought us both the Olympic Games and myths that have been endlessly retold throughout the ages. So we thought we'd mark the 2012 Cultural Olympiad with a selection of fiction based on those great stories.
Find out what how the Minotaur ended up working as a chef in Carolina in The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, relive Theseus' fight to claim his inheritance in The King Must Die or see what happens when travellers from the future interfere in the siege of Troy in Ilium.
Sjon; Victoria Cribb
An ode to storytelling, The Whispering Muse evokes a time gone by with wit and verve, from the rogues and oddities among sea-faring types, to the long-lost romance and mystique...
Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother's body. Is...
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Sappho; Carol Ann Duffy; Aaron...
150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of Turkey. Little remains of her writings, which are said to have filled nine...
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a...
Tells the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. This title presents the mystery about the murder - and...
After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets...
Homer; E.V. Rieu; Peter Jones; D.C.H....
Tells the story of darkest episode in "Trojan War". At its centre is Achilles, greatest warrior-champion of Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon...
Offers a re-mix of Ovid's joyful metamorphosis which is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold. This title is about girls and boys, girls...
The Pulitzer Prize-winner's portrait of small-town life in Mississippi, told in short stories inspired by Greek myth.
James Joyce; Hans Walter Gabler
Set entirely on one day, 16 June 1904, this book follows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus as they go about their daily business in Dublin. After its first publication in...
Roberto Calasso; Tim Parks
Forming a link in a chain that reaches back through Ovid's "Metamorphoses" directly to Homer, Roberto Calasso's award-winning re-examination of fantastic fables and mysteries, which we may only think we...
On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster. As reality and illusion intertwine, Urfe is caught up in the darkest of...
For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan war was not a simple business. Already aggrieved that he had been lured away...
Over 1 million copies sold in the UK
Life's hard for a Greek god in the 21st century. But for Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of...
Frank Miller; Lynn Varley; Frank...