Two years ago I decided to make some money from my pen so I could offer our children help with university fees. One has threatened not to do university at all because she doesn’t want to start adult life encumbered by vast debts. So I wrote Introducing the Ancient Greeks: from Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind.
|Sian Thomas: my Audible avatar|
|and Amelia Bones in Harry Potter|
But even he likes my bit on early Greek thought's connection with the silting up of the Maeander Estuary, which I believe is original and which most reviewers have appreciated. It is this:
|Miletus today: landlocked|
|Thales: Estuary Thinker|
So, if you want an Audible.com code allowing you to listen free to Sian Thomas’ delicious voice purring through my version of Greek history, from Linear B to 391 AD, then email me the answers to these three questions:
1] What is the name of the Turkish village nearest to the (now inland) ruins of Miletus?
2] Which ancient Greek philosopher jumped into a volcano?
3] What was the name of Prometheus' Mother?