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Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess
  • Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess

    Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess by Bettany Hughes 


    Through ancient art, evocative myth, intriguing archaeological discoveries and philosophical explorations, Bettany Hughes takes us on a voyage of discovery to reveal the truth behind Venus, and why this immortal goddess is so much more than nudity, romance and sex. It is both the remarkable story of one of antiquity’s most potent forces, and the story of human desire – how it transforms who we are and how we behave.


    'Lively' THE TIMES

    'Engrossing' THE SPECTATOR

    'Stunning' WOMAN & HOME



    About the Author 

    Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. Her previous biographies of Helen of Troy,  Socrates and her magisterial history of Istanbul were published to great critical acclaim and worldwide success - the latter was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Runciman Award. Hughes has made a number of documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery, The History Channel and other international broadcasters. She is a Research Fellow of King's College London and has been honoured with numerous awards including the Norton Medlicott Medal for History, Europe's Cultural Heritage Prize and an OBE for services to History. 

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