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Таис Афинская - Ivan Yefremov,  Иван Ефремов I love this author and I love this book. I don't remember how many times I've read it over the years, but this is a pure gem.
This is a story of the most famous hetaera of Greece, wife of Ptolemey, who conquered Egypt and a friend and companion of Alexander the Great; she was the woman who burned Persepolis.
The novel was written in 1972, and this is a pure testament to the power of women through the history.
There is mysticism and deep historical research, philosophers and old gods, erotism and pure intelligence.
One of those books to read before you die.