With the pain of loss and betrayal too great, Petraios leaves his brother’s herd to seek distraction among a neighboring herd. When politics and matchmaking compel him to abandon herd life altogether, he wanders the mountains of Arcadia. There the gods remind him that the Oracle promised him a victory among men and he ventures to Athens where he meets a wealthy Athenian and agrees to work for him. On the man’s estate, he sees Andromache, a foreign slave, who rekindles a desire he has not felt since he competed in the Olympics. The trouble is, if he works for her master, how can he challenge him for his property? Petraios must learn to navigate the strange customs of men and how they court their women in order to claim the woman for his mate.
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