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The Sweetness of Honey and the Sting of Bees: A Book of Love from the Ancient Mediterranean

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Bestselling author Michelle Lovric explores the alchemy of human passion in this brilliant anthology of poems and letters by vanished lovers from the ancient Mediterranean. In these new translations by Lovric and young scholar Mardas, 2,000-year-old declarations of love, lust, seduction, sensuality, longing, betrayal, regrets, and undying love are as fresh and relevant as ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Stewart, Tabori, & Chang (first published May 31st 1997)
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Pablo Roman
This is such a beautiful book! The ancient expressions of love contained amongst its pages demonstrate not only the universality, but timelessness of this all too well known emotion. Enjoy!
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Michelle Lovric is a novelist, writer and anthologist.

Her third novel, The Remedy, was long-listed for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction. The Remedy is a literary murder-mystery set against the background of the quack medicine industry in the eighteenth century.

Her first novel, Carnevale, is the story of the painter Cecilia Cornaro, described by The Times as the possessor of ‘the most covetable l
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