Posted on 05/04/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A trio of recent novels aren’t the first to retell ancient Greek epics, but they are underscoring a particular cultural moment.

Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls, and Madeline Miller’s Circe all explore the Homeric epics from a female perspective.

Charlotte Higgins analyzes the developments that, if not inspiring the authors, certainly made their works resonate so strongly with readers in the Guardian.

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