Saturday, October 5, 2013
"I have grown up with a love of all the glory that is ancient Greece, but Annabel Lyon has put me in the room with these extraordinary characters, in conversation with them. I want the conversation to continue."
To read Anne W. Semmes full review of Imagining Ancient Women for the Greenwich Citizen, please click here.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
"With exquisite skill, the author evokes Pythias and her family as credible members of a community that existed more than two millennia ago. At the same time, she shows their kinship with us, allowing us to see their constraints as different from our own, but nonetheless analogous."
To read Claire Hopley's full review, please click here.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Please click here to read my article "Who Was Aristotle's Daughter?" in The Daily Beast. From the article:
"I didn’t want to write a fairy tale. I didn’t want to make Pythias into a historical-fiction princess, living a story of forbidden love in fancy dress and encouraging the reader to deplore the circumstances of her oppression from a comfortable moral distance. We’ve all read that novel too many times."
"This is an entertaining work, a plausible story full of raw gusto, leavened occasionally by a nod to Aristotle’s abstruse ideas. As Lyon portrays her, Pythias is not the “sweet girl” her father had called her, but resilient and resourceful — a survivor."
You can read the full review here.