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Join West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel as he reviews books from all walks of literature.

Stealing Athena

Two strong woman, two very different eras, one uniting story.  Mary Elgin used her Scottish fortune to fund the removal (“stealing”) of the marble statuary from the Athenian Acropolis, statuary that the Greek consort to ancient  Perikles  was so influential in imagining in their original creation.  Stealing Athena takes us to both Napoleonic and Ancient Classical Athens as the tales of these two incredible women play out, separated by over 2,000 years, united by a love for beauty.

Nick Schenkel is the director of the West Lafayette Public Library, and reviews books from all walks of literature.