1001 Books Challenge: Aithiopika

This book is part of my 1001 Books Challenge.  You can read about it here.

This was a surprisingly quick and easy read for something that was written so long ago.  Originally written by Heliodorus, this version of Aithiopika (An Ethiopian Romance) was translated by Moses Hadas.

Plot devices abound – pirates, kidnapping, mistaken identities, stories within stories within stories, love, lust, obsession…  you get the idea.  It all ends with Ethiopians setting aside human sacrifice in the interest of love and fidelity.

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ISBN 0-8122-1672-5

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