ODE TO THE PAST (with the occasional nod to the present)

Why the Ancient World Matters

August 22, 2015

Tags: ancient wisdom, ancient-israel, ancient-greece

People often ask me why I choose to write about the characters, places, and legends of antiquity. Wouldn’t it be easier to research more recent history, which is far better documented, they ask. Well, of course it would be … but it wouldn’t be as much fun, at least not for me. (Doing (more…)

The Delphic Maxims

May 6, 2015

Tags: ancient-greece, ancient-wisdom, commandments-of-the-seven, delphi, delphic-maxims

My latest research is taking me along the ancient paths of Delphi, a city carved into Mount Parnassos in Central Greece--and one of my favorite places on Earth.

The wise men and women who held court at Delphi lived by a list of maxims. Since many of these are still relevant today, I thought (more…)

Sexuality in the Ancient World

March 6, 2015

Tags: ancient-egypt, ancient-greece, ancient-rome, ancient-world, sex, sexuality

Birds do it. Bees do it. In the ancient world, everyone did it, including the gods.

We're talking about sex, of course. Sexuality has evolved drastically in the past three millennia, mostly because of the advent of Christianity. Today, we have many taboos that never existed in antiquity. In those days, sex was a (more…)

Selected Works

Historical Fiction
A story of passion and betrayal, faith and sacrifice, and the fall of an empire.
Sarah Weston uncovers a long-lost Greek artifact--and a plot to build the ultimate terrorist weapon.
Sarah Weston races to uncover an ancient message with explosive implications for modern Israel.
The first in a series of archaeological thrillers featuring gritty aristocrat Sarah Weston.

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