Les Cole, The Sea Kings: The Prophecy (1996), about Cretan traders in the Bronze Age; #1 in the Sea King trilogy.Les Cole, Lion at Sea: The Prophecy Continues (2001), about Cretan traders in the Bronze Age; #2 in the Sea King trilogy; self-published.Review Christian Cameron, Poseidon's Spear (2012), about a Greek who joins a brotherhood of freed slaves to gain revenge on the Carthaginian who enslaved him; #3 in the Long War series.Review Christian Cameron, The Great King (2013), about a Greek soldier who fights in the Spartan expedition to Egypt; #4 in the Long War series.Alessandro Baricco, An Iliad (2004), a retelling of the Iliad which focuses on the human characters and leaves out the appearances of the gods and goddesses.Henry Bauchau, Oedipus on the Road (1990 in the original French; first English edition 1997), about Oedipus during his years of wandering, the period Sophocles left out of his plays.Mike Chapman, Achilles (2004), about Achilles; based on ancient Greek legends; self-published. Lindsay Clarke, The Return from Troy (2005), about the homecoming of Greek leaders who fought in the Trojan War.
S.), about Alexander the Great from the perspective of his boyhood friend Ptolemy.Modern archaeologists, excavating deeper, have found a series of cities built on top of each other, including a walled city which appears to have been destroyed by war, whose date corresponds to that of ancient Troy. C., is another civilization we have come to know from both legend and archaeology.The strange tale of the Minotaur, half-man, half-bull, seemed mere fantasy until the the bull-dancers painted on the walls of the Palace at Knossos suggested the vein of truth behind the legend. D., who had access to sources now lost, provide the historical basis for a variety of superb novels.Christian Cameron, Tyrant (2008), about an Athenian soldier who must become a mercenary after he is exiled from Athens; #1 in the Tyrant series.Review Christian Cameron, Storm of Arrows (2009), about an Athenian in love with a Scythian warrior-princess, who leads his band of mercenary soldiers against Alexander's army; #2 in the Tyrant series.