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Stealing Athena

Stealing Athena

Author(s): Karen Essex

Location(s): Athens, London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 5th Century BC, Mid 17th Century



A novel of two smart women with the sculptures of the Parthenon as the central theme. Mary Elgin, who is the wife of Lord Elgin who brought the marbles (which now reside in the British Museum): Aspasia,who was the consort of Pericles who was responsible for funding and getting permission for the building of the Parthenon in the 5th century BC.

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Sets the scene for how the Elgin Marbles arrived in Britain, now housed at the British Museum – great sense of history and place – Liz Saunders –

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021