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House of the Muses #10

550 BCE: Dika returns from her exile in Scythia to resume her tale in the fabled pleasure city of Sybaris. Accompanied by her unseen traveling companion, the shade of Timas, they recount their memories of days gone by. Dika’s memory drifts back to the funeral of Sappho and to the events of the night that she and Gongyla took the law into their own hands. On trial for the murders of Andromeda and Gorgo, Dika and Gongyla know that the penalty for murdering a noble of the House of Penthilos…is death.

Pam Harrison

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Page Count: 52

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Scholars have for centuries set aside one perplexing poem inexplicably written in Spartan dialect from the Ennead, the nine books authored by Sappho. Why Sappho kept this poem in her collection has never been explained. Sappho had among her students a girl named Mnasidika, a Spartan name that means, ‘In Remembrance of Justice”. Another translated restoration of a little-known poem of Sappho’s, shredded by the early Church and left in fragments because of its ‘offensive’ subject matter revealed a haunting tale of ‘immortal lovers’. The details of this novel are derived primarily from the works of Alkaios, not Sappho, in his recounting of their early youth during the Civil War in Mytilene, the War with Athens, and the activities of the House of Penthilos. Many are unaware–or their understanding uncertain–about the part the Poetess of Mytilene played in the court intrigues, political upheavals and assassination plots of the time. Recipient of the 2009 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant for Outstanding New Series!

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House Of The Muses Book Two

The plots and schemes of Andromeda and Gorgo of the House of Penthilos against the public character of Sappho finally go too far. Dika confers with the gods–particularly with Eris, the Goddess of Strife–in hopes of striking a bargain to spare lives and reputations, but what Gorgo already has in motion makes Dika’s effort too little, too late. Dika’s memory drifts back to the funeral of Sappho and to the events of the night that she and Gongyla took the law into their own hands. On trial for the murders of Andromeda and Gorgo, Dika and Gongyla know that the penalty for murdering a noble of the House of Penthilos…is death.

Pam Harrison

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Page Count: 296

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“This sword, it is said, is older than my father’s great-grandfather. My brother claimed it was seized from the tomb of Menelaus the day our ancient fathers enslaved the Mycenean peoples of Sparta in the name of Herakles. It is indeed a handsome sword, inlaid with bronze and gold, precious stones, but it has flaws.

“There are bloodstains upon it that will not go away. I have scrubbed this sword every night since it came into my hands, but the stains remain. My brother says they have always been there. It is our family’s own Curse of Atreus, a symbol of the doom we know will inevitably come, though we try to avert it. “It belonged to my brother. The last man to wield it was my father. They both died in battle with it, cut down by their enemies before they could even begin to fight.

“Now…this sword has fallen to Mnasidika of Sparta, and I fear it. Whatever in the name of the gods am I supposed to do with it? I have put my own share of blood upon this blade. And the stains will not go away.”

A bold new version of the story of Sappho of Lesbos from the acclaimed creator of House of the Muses, A Deviant Mind, The Voices Against Bullying Anthology, contributor to Dark Mischief Horror Anthology, Prism Comics’ ALPHABET LGBTQAI Anthology and Chief Editor of ICC Magazine. House of the Muses is a series NOT to be missed! –CURVE Magazine, June, 2008

Fans of history, lesbian romance, or Sappho herself are sure to enjoy it–it’s DEFINITELY worth the read. –Pink Kryptonite A tale from ancient history, compiled from the writings of a Greek poet and her friend. And the poet is Sappho, so it’s no surprise that passion is as omnipresent as the power politics of slave ownership and family intrigues. –T.E. Lyons, LEO Weekly Magazine

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House of the Muses Book One

The long-awaited compilation of the world-acclaimed, award-winning LGBT Historical Fiction Drama series House of the Muses: The Latter Days of Sappho of Lesbos”. Told in first person by one of Sappho’s students, Mnasidika of Sparta, richly interwoven with history and poetry from ancient translations.

Pam Harrison

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Page Count: 296

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What It's About

“This sword, it is said, is older than my father”s great-grand-father. My brother claimed it was seized from the tomb of Menelaus the day our ancient fathers enslaved the Mycenean peoples of Sparta in the name of Herakles. It is indeed a handsome sword, inlaid with bronze and gold, precious stones, but it has flaws. “There are bloodstains upon it that will not go away. I have scrubbed this sword every night since it came into my hands, but the stains remain. My brother says they have always been there. It is our family”s own Curse of Atreus, a symbol of the doom we know will inevitably come, though we try to avert it. “It belonged to my brother. The last man to wield it was my father. They both died in battle with it, cut down by their enemies before they could even begin to fight. “Now…this sword has fallen to Mnasidika of Sparta, and I fear it. Whatever in the name of the gods am I supposed to do with it? I have put my own share of blood upon this blade. And the stains will not go away.”

A bold new version of the story of Sappho of Lesbos from the acclaimed creator of House of the Muses, A Deviant Mind, The Voices Against Bullying Anthology, contributor to Dark Mischief Horror Anthology, Prism Comics” ALPHABET LGBTQAI Anthology and Chief Editor of ICC Magazine. House of the Muses is a series NOT to be missed! –CURVE Magazine, June, 2008 Fans of history, lesbian romance, or Sappho herself are sure to enjoy it…it”s DEFINITELY worth the read. –Pink Kryptonite A tale from ancient history, compiled from the writings of a Greek poet and her friend. And the poet is Sappho, so it”s no surprise that passion is as omnipresent as the power politics of slave ownership and family intrigues…. –T.E. Lyons, LEO Weekly Magazine

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House of the Muses #2

Dika knows Eurykles’ vicious attack is a warning to keep Athenaios held hostage. Despite the threats against her life and those she cares for, Dika is drawn headlong into a deadly conspiracy that threatens everything she holds dear.

Pam Harrison

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Page Count: 52

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What It's About

A tale from ancient history, compiled from the writings of a Greek poet and her friend. But in “The House of the Muses,” you’ll read it through the modern media we know as the Graphic Novel. And the poet is Sappho, so it’s no surprise that passion is as omnipresent as the power politics of slave ownership and family intrigues. House of the Muses: The Latter Days of Sappho of Lesbos introduces us to Mnasidika of Sparta, a girl with a stolen destiny, and how she made her journey to Lesbos. At the end of her adventures, she would write the one poem that the legendary Poetess of Mytilene would safeguard among her treasured works forever.

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House of the Muses #1

Mnasidika of Sparta, adopted into the house of Athenaios, witnesses the goings on at a Symposium welcoming Peisandros, Athenaios’ banished nephew, back into the family as a business partner. The welcome turns sour when Peisandros hints that his uncle is instead the responsible party for the murder that got him banished from Athens, and only welcomes him home now to ease his guilt. Athenaios and Isthia’s plans for Dika’s marriage are threatened when she meets the lovely Timas of Phokaia, an unexpected guest at the Symposium.

Pam Harrison

Standard Comic
Full Color
Page Count: 52

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What It's About

Scholars have for centuries set aside one perplexing poem inexplicably written in Spartan dialect from the Ennead, the nine books authored by Sappho. Why Sappho kept this poem in her collection has never been explained. Sappho had among her students a girl named Mnasidika, a Spartan name that means, In Remembrance of Justice’. Another translated restoration of a little-known poem of Sappho”s, shredded by the early Church and left in fragments because of its ‘offensive” subject matter revealed a haunting tale of ‘immortal lovers”. The details of this novel are derived primarily from the works of Alkaios, not Sappho, in his recounting of their early youth during the Civil War in Mytilene, the War with Athens, and the activities of the House of Penthilos. Many are unaware–or their understanding uncertain–about the part the Poetess of Mytilene played in the court intrigues, political upheavals and assassination plots of the time.

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House of the Muses #3

The god Poseidon takes a hand in Dika’s fate and delivers the grievously-injured girl to the island of Lesbos, where a group of women carries her to safety upon a shield. As the Pythia of Delphi predicted, Dika’s abilities as an oracle manifest. While she lies unconscious, she is beset by a series of visions from the distant past. On her recovery, Dika seems lost, moody and haunted. When asked about what ordeals she endured in those days after she disappeared from Athens, she swears that she cannot remember. Then Timas introduces her to Mika.

Pam Harrison

Standard Comic
Full Color
Page Count: 52

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What It's About

A tale from ancient history, compiled from the writings of a Greek poet and her friend. But in “The House of the Muses,” you’ll read it through the modern media we know as the Graphic Novel. And the poet is Sappho, so it’s no surprise that passion is as omnipresent as the power politics of slave ownership and family intrigues. House of the Muses: The Latter Days of Sappho of Lesbos introduces us to Mnasidika of Sparta, a girl with a stolen destiny, and how she made her journey to Lesbos. At the end of her adventures, she would write the one poem that the legendary Poetess of Mytilene would safeguard among her treasured works forever.

Read More