The Pericles Commission

The Pericles Commission

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Athens, 461BC. A dead man falls from the sky, landing at the feet of a surprised Nicolaos. It doesn't normally rain corpses. This one is the politician Ephialtes, who only days before had turned Athens into a democracy. The rising young statesman Pericles commissions Nicolaos to find the assassin. Nico walks the mean streets of Classical Athens in search of a killer, but what's really on his mind is how to get closer - much closer - to Diotima, an intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess, and how to shake off his irritating twelve-year-old brother, Socrates...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 26mm | 284g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143205919
  • 9780143205913

Author information

Gary Corby has combined the ancient world with his love of whodunits, to create a historical mystery series set in Classical Greece. He blogs at A Dead Man Fell from the Sky, on all things ancient, Athenian, and mysterious.show more

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