Potina, Lady of the Stag

Setting: A pleasure-palace in the rich seaport of Akrotiri

AIYANA gathers saffron for a festival of the goddess at which Sama’s mother, queen KITANE presides.  Other young, royal ladies weave enchanted tales of the ruin of girls who commit errors during sacred rites; the princess PASIPHAE, paramour of prince SAMA (and the king) weaves deceptive tales that set-in-motion events that threaten Aiyana, the rite, and the palace.

Our story concerns a girl’s growth to heroism in an age of demigods.  The girl, Aiyana, proves Franklin’s axiom that, “nothing is more likely to make a man’s fortune than is virtue”, and the 1600 B.C. American Aiyana, alike Franklin, moves through the royal courts proving herself superior to mere pedigree.  Our story is seen through the eyes of Aiyana, witness to the creation of civilization by masculine force; then, as Aiyana grows in feminine virtue, she flows along the stream of history in humble virtues which save, which extend the world, the ways, and the will of men.


Other books in progress: The Classive Tradition, evidence of the Classive in the history, buildings, and institutions of Washington, D.C.; Amorem: A History of Love, Canto I., in verse; Akademia, a four-act play in iambic pentameter concerning Plato's failure in Syracuse, proof that his book, Republic (his title, "The Political Regime") is dangerously in error.

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