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Philothea: A Romance

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The travellers descended from their chariots to rest under the shadow of the lofty plane trees, and refresh themselves with a draught from the fountain. The public road was thronged with people on their way to Olympia. Most of them drove with renewed eagerness to enter Corinth before the evening twilight; for nearly all travellers made it a point to visit the remarkable sc ...more
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Oct 15, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Chronologically confused prudish romance about Philothea's pure love for young Plato, and her wayward friend's undoing under the influence of Pericles and Aspasia.
Jessica Rackley
I read the Kindle version of this book, I highly recommend a paper version as the appendix will help a lot.

This was a romance as promised. It tells the tales of 2 orphan girls from Athens. The girls Philothea and Eudora are best of friends and share all. Due to horrible happenings they are separated from each other and all they love. This is a tale of heartache as well. Like the real ancient Greece there is depict around every pillar and love in every shadow. Ever changing laws and health play a
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