Short Story – Taras’ Parthenians

My short story was published in Macquarie University’s English Department’s e-journal, The Quarry, in early March, in Issue 4, that I was the Editor in Chief of. Check out the fantastic range of postgraduate creative writing from the English Department in this Issue.

If you would like to know more about the original idea behind the creation of Taras’ Parthenians, please go to Grapeshot’s History in Review Column that I write, and read the article This Is Sparta! Or Is It?

This short story is also linked onto the website – Amyklaion: The Amykles Research Project.

I was able to contact Dr Stavros Vlizos, the organiser and coordinator of the project, and asked if he could place my short story on their website to help promote their work and the awareness of the sanctuary of the Amyklaion to the public. In my short story ‘Taras’ Parthenians’ the main scene of rebellion between the Parthenians against the Spartans took place at the sanctuary of the Amyklaion. It is located at a distance of 5 km south of Sparta and on the hill of Agia Kyriaki, and specifically in the monumental Throne of Apollo. A big thank you to Stavros and the Amyklaion team for allowing my short story and myself to be a part of the wonderful research and history of the sanctuary of the Amyklaion.

Here is the link to the short story:

Here is the link to the Grapeshot article:

Here is the link to the Amyklaion website:

You can also check out my Pinterest account that has images of Sparta, the sanctuary of the Amyklaion, the Throne of Apollo,  and the creation of the short story.

Map of Sparta - redrawing
Map of Sparta and Amyklae


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