Aristotle has never been able to resist a keen mind in another, even in his own daughter, Pythias - a young girl who should be content with the kitchen, the loom and a future of childbearing.
But she is really smart, able to best his own students in debate; is she a freak or a harbinger of what women can really achieve?
Whichever is the case, hers is a privileged position, a woman who moves in a man's world, protected by the reputation of her philosopher father.
Yet her entire life is set to change when Aristotle dies, leaving his daughter to discover that the world is a place not of logic but one of superstition, and that a girl can be preyed upon by gods and goddesses as much as by grown men and women...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 02/01/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780857899552