What are the best historical fiction set in Ancient Greece?

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    #1Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy)

    Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy)

    Lord of the Silver Bow is the first book in David Gemmell's historical adventure fiction series for young adults, the Troy Trilogy. It was originally released in September 2005. It is about a man with many names, including the Golden One.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I don't think I can get any more excited when I read this series opener! This book is so very well written that I feel like I am just inches away from the battles. Very good book!!"
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    #2The Mask of Apollo

    The Mask of Apollo

    The Mask of Apollo is a historical fiction novel for young adults written by Mary Renault. It was published in 1988 and became a New York Times BEstseller. It is about a tragic actor who always brings a golden mask.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This book is so nice, it gave me a fresh look on the past, especially on the life of actors, not just philosophers and warriors. "
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    #3The Praise Singer

    The Praise Singer

    The Praise Singer is a historical fiction novel for young adults and adults written by renowned historical novelist Mary Renault. It is about a 5th-century Greek singer and poet trying to find his place in the world.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Another classic from the best! This is almost a 3D window to the past. I suggest you read it. I only read it because of school, and I think the ranking of the solution is right."
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    #4The King Must Die

    The King Must Die

    The King Must Die is a historical adventure fiction novel written by bestselling author Mary Renault. It was first published in 1988.  In this book. Renault paints the ordinary human weaknesses behind the heroism of Theseus.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Who says Mary Renault is overrated? This historical fiction is so complete and so deep that I had a hard time putting it down, especially in the last two/thirds of the book. Such a good solution and could be and should be higher on this list!"
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    #5King of Ithaca

    King of Ithaca

    King of Ithaca is a historical action fiction novel for young adults written by Glyn Iliffe. It was released in 2008. It is the first book in the six-volume series about Eperitus, an exiled soldier helping the Prince of Ithaca save Greece.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I am a sucker for books related to ancient Greece and this is one of the best. Also a very good alternative to books like Percy Jackson, Hercules and other young adult books about mythology and battles. "
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    #6Helen of Sparta

    Helen of Sparta

    Helen of Sparta is the first book in the historical fiction series for young adults written by Amalia Carosella. It revolves around Helen before she was wed to the king of Sparta and the destruction of Troy.

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    Bryan Williams
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is the first in a historical series. It gives you a real sense of ancient Greece and the it's people. The drama is intense and the characters are brought to life. I found the novel to be a real escape from modern life. A good book for anyone with an interest in Greece's history."
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    #7The Penelopiad

    The Penelopiad
    The Penelopiad is a book written by Margaret Atwood based on Homer's The Odyssey. It is about Penelope and his husband Odysseus who came back from the war and mysteriously killed her twelve maids. 
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    Vivaan Sarin
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I think the new perspective offers a fresh take on a story I had to read in high school. Margaret writes with a funny overtone that I think makes the book an enjoyable one to go through."
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    #8The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are poems written by ancient historian Homer about notable moments in Greek history. The Iliad is about Achilles and the Trojan War, while the Odyssey is a tale involving the gods. Shandonpress printed this book.

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    Rodolfo Rentería
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I think this is the perfect solution. When I think ancient Greece these are the exact 2 books I think about. "
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    #9The Song of Troy

    The Song of Troy

    Colleen Margaretta McCullough gives a fresh narration of the Trojan War through The Song of Troy. Do you think you have forgotten about Homer? Inspired from the original where it came from, this book is a good read to brush up.

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    George Black
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Excellent perspective switching. Not the best."
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    #10The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great)

    The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great)
    This book narrates the last years of Alexander the Great through the eyes of Bagoas, his eunuch lover. Sold to King Darius of Persia, Bagoas found freedom after Alexander and his army conquered Persia, and they both became lovers. After Alexander's death, this young Persian boy is the only one who might have fully understood Alexander's desires. 



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    Alexander Cook
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "A book written a while ago. It gives a fresh view of a very influential historical figure."
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    #11Fire from Heaven

    Fire from Heaven

    Fire from Heaven is a historical fiction book written by Mary Renault. Fire from Heaven was published on June 11, 2002 by Vintage. It was first published in 1969.

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    Doris Price
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I loved this book! I picked it up solely because it had to do with Greece and I'm an avid fan of anything Greece related and it was the best choice I've ever made. The book takes a little bit of time to get into at first but if you keep going and give it a fair shot then you realize it's actually a gorgeous book and it'll leave you wanting more."
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    #12Prime Directive (The Ptolemaios Saga)

    Prime Directive (The Ptolemaios Saga)

    Prime Directive: An Epic Novel of the Rise of Alexander the Great is the first book on The Ptolemaios Saga written by Alexander Geiger. It follows Ptolemaios who was thought to be a Persian spy but then became King Philip II's companion.

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    Jackson Slater
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "A rollicking good tale of battle, adventure, romance, derring-do, and time travel. And the underlying historical facts are remarkably accurate."

Summary

Best What are the best historical fiction set in Ancient Greece
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy)Books 26 Paid
2The Mask of ApolloBooks 24 Paid
3The Praise SingerBooks 20 Paid
4The King Must DieBooks 19 Paid
5King of IthacaBooks 19 Paid
6Helen of SpartaBooks 18 Paid
7The PenelopiadBooks 15 Paid
8The Iliad and the OdysseyBooks 15 Paid
9The Song of TroyBooks 9 Paid
10The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great)Books 6 Paid
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