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Venus and Aphrodite
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Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. Her previous books HELEN OF TROY: GODDESS, PRINCESS, WHORE; THE HEMLOCK CUP: SOCRATES, ATHENS AND THE SEARCH FOR THE GOOD LIFE and ISTANBUL were published to great critical acclaim and worldwide success - the latter was a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller. Hughes has made a number of factual films and documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, The History Channel and ABC. She is a Research Fellow of King's College London and has been honoured with numerous awards including the Norton Medlicott Medal for History.www.bettanyhughes.co.uk | @bettanyhughes

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Erudition, with an erotic frisson ... In this lively, wide-ranging book, Hughes paints a portrait of a darker Venus, a violent, vengeful "shape-shifting" Venus, with salt in her hair and surf at her feet - THE TIMESAn intriguing tale that tracks the gorgeous and omnipresent Venus of western civilisation back 6,000 years ... engrossing - THE SPECTATORA marvellous biography of a goddess that delves beneath her passive modern image ... Hughes's account of Aphrodite's early evolution forms the most fascinating sections of this superb book - BBC HISTORY MAGAZINEExplore the mythological Goddess of Love with this stunning book by historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes. She looks at the origins, archaeological revelations and philosophical implications of the woman known to the Romans as Venus, and to the Greeks as Aphrodite - WOMAN & HOME

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