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The Maiden's Odyssey by Paul Coulter

The Maiden's Odyssey
By Paul Coulter

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THE MAIDEN'S ODYSSEY is set in the 8th Century BCE. A young captive named Nerissa survives her slave ship's passage from Asia Minor to the Greek island of Ithaca. Purchased by an aristocratic family, she first encounters Homer when he recites The Iliad at a banquet where she's serving. Once her master Theoton discovers Nerissa's keen intelligence, he involves her in his plan to introduce democracy. When Theoton's fortunes turn, Nerissa's sold off to a man of a much different stripe ...


It was a moment’s work for Chymides Eight-fingers to release Nerissa’s leg iron. By the time she’d struggled onto bare, cracked feet, every surviving slave was standing. If they hadn’t pressed so close against her, Nerissa would have fallen at the ship’s first lurch. She could feel her shin bones threatening to crumble. J...
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