The Spartan Beach Boy [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Alexandros
eBook Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Historical Fiction
eBook Description: The place is Athens, Greece. The time--175 BC. Jason is caught in a dilemma. In order to rescue his beloved Minerva, her beautiful sister Athena and the rest of her family from certain slavery, he is forced to make a painful choice. Should he accept the gold offered by the gross, lecherous master in the tavern he works or should he allow his future wife and her family to suffer the horrors of slavery? Jason also has a heavy secret, as it is he that ruined their family in the first place. Filled with remorse, he swears an oath to save them. Can Jason fulfill his promise to them or will he betray them once again? Does love triumph in the end? Can Jason really rescue them from his master's vile desires? Find out by reading this exciting erotic tale filled with lust, treachery, romance and ultimately, true love.
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, Published: 2006
Fictionwise Release Date: May 2006
3 Reader Ratings:
"A Greek tragedy that you can fall in love with, The Spartan Beach Boy was a refreshing read. While the story starts with a great deal of historic information, it quickly picks up when a group of fascinating main and supporting characters are introduced. Jason is beautiful and a talented lover, with plenty of available women to pleasure or be pleasured by. Initially I wasn't sure that he was a hero I could root for but the more I learned through his thought processes the sexier he became. It also helped that he was addicted to pleasuring by performing cunnilingus. Alexandros wrote the sexual encounters with an erotic voice that was intense and arousing. From orgies to vanilla sex, there was no shortage of erotic encounters. Minerva is the kind of strong yet sensual woman that is instantly likeable. I enjoyed the spirit and passion she demonstrated for her family and her lover. The detailed and descriptive writing style of Alexandros pulls the story together and makes it a recommended read especially for those with a weakness for the Greek Gods. Rating: 4 Stars!"--Sin St Luke, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
"The Spartan Beach Boy is an intensely, narrated fiction full of intrigue, sex and love. Due to the resolution of the author, the era and civilization is well researched, which brings life to the whole story. Historical novels of this kind have not crossed my path very often so I'm delighted when they do. Let's hope I get more of a chance in the near future from this truly inspiring author."--Carrie White, Erotic Author, ebook-reviews.net
"Filled with highly erotic situations as well as tense moments, this is a wonderfully penned story and should engage the reader from start to finish. The strong characters, the situations they find themselves and the rich descriptions of a historical nature should enthrall most readers."--Herakles, greatebooks.blogspot.com
Aristrates was highly regarded in Athens and also the proprietor of a prominent eating establishment, or rather, tavern, called The Grotto of Aphrodite because of the huge naked statue of the Greek Goddess that straddled its doorway. Gigantic in size, it was a marvelous piece of work and was much admired by the men who frequented the street in which his tavern was located, just a short distance away from the Agora, or main marketplace, in Athens.
Although many citizens had protested to the city council at the inauguration and unveiling of the nude statue with its fanciful pose, its gigantic breasts and its suggested posture of invitation, some of the elders--ex-archon Philon among them--who had been invited to the function, merely laughed and told the women to avert their eyes if it offended them. The kneeling form of Aphrodite seemed to invite the people inside as the entrance to the tavern was framed between her lovely legs, with the outer edges of the doorway resembling the familiar parts of a gigantic vagina. To complete the overall effect, the sculptor had carved an engorged clitoris at the very apex of the opening, from the hood of which hung an ornate, carved wooden sign that simply read, 'Enter my grotto, if you dare.'
The only concession Aristrates made to those who were sensitive or exhibited a sense of outrage was to not paint the edges of the entrance a bright red, a strong suggestion made by the artist, but to instead leave the original white marble finish untouched. The wooden sign had been a finishing touch at the behest of Aristrates, despite Aristophanes' protests--the famous sculptor of the times who designed and sculpted the entire statue in his workshop near the famed Acropolis, the place where all the temples were located. Enraged, he had refused to attend the inaugural event, saying that as an artist, he refused to be upstaged by a crass merchant.
When a formal complaint was lodged by another prominent citizen of Athens barely days after the formal unveiling of the statue, filed by none other than his hated business rival, Triton, Aristrates coolly responded to this unethical tactic, saying the statue was erected in memory of his beloved first wife and did not actually represent the Goddess of Love. He also produced a letter written by him to the sculptor as evidence, stating he wanted to commission a statue in memory of his first wife. How was he to blame if the memory of his wife's form closely resembled the famous statue of Aphrodite in her shrine on the Acropolis? As to her suggestive posture, he said that was the way he remembered her and no one should fault a man's memory and his indulgence in sharing it with the public. If it offended anyone but his rival, who clearly had ulterior designs and wished to eliminate any competition, they could avoid the street altogether as he was not forcing anyone to visit his establishment.
Although Athens was subject to the rule of the Macedonian kings at the time, the city tended to function according to its Hellenistic traditions. Citizens were encouraged to openly discuss their issues if there were matters that affected the community at large, and any one of them could bring a complaint of a civil or criminal nature before the council.
The elders in the council were more worried at the time with the ambitious Romans, who were obviously planning on annexing Greece at some point in the future. Although they were friendly and appeared to court them, none of the Athenians were fooled, as they all feared the Romans' rapacious appetite for land. Soon, all of Greece would be no more than a Roman province, predicted one of the archons, a grim-faced elder named Pedius.
The council was composed of a group of nine magistrates, known as archons, and they decided any civil complaints filed by one citizen against another. As Aristrates was related through his mother's family to Ariston, the current eponymous archon, the chief of the council, had no problem with convincing his distant cousin that the statue did not offend anyone, least of all those who were devoted to the worship of Aphrodite. Based on all the arguments made by Aristrates, the council unanimously voted to throw out the complaint and threatened to levy a fine on Triton if he sought to bring any other actions without evidence to back his claims.
The enmity between the two men was legendary and encompassed various businesses in which they had interests. The taverns were a way of showing off their status and power and although they were engaged in their own private war, they made every effort to be polite in public, even to the extent of visiting each other's establishments frequently.
Aristrates was a wealthy, well-connected man of means, with a penchant for fine food and drink from his early youth, following the dictates of Epicurus, who had died a couple centuries previously. However, Epicurus had left behind a legacy, a school of thought that many in the city widely embraced, devoting their lives to sybaritic pleasure, as opposed to finding ways to save their city from certain conquest by Rome. Unfortunately in his specific case, Aristrates followed the famous philosopher's teachings too literally and had gained a number of pounds over the years. He loved to carouse with his friends and at weekly symposiums or drinking parties, a popular event among the rich in that city, he indulged in gargantuan feasts that frequently lasted all night. Unable to brook his gluttony, two of his former wives had already abandoned him, with one angrily returning back to her father's house within a week of their marriage, and the other eloping with a slave to some mysterious land to the east.