Main Characters

Mnasidika of Sparta, the narrator of the series.
Dika's story begins when she is rescued as a young girl from Sparta and adopted into a wealthy family in Athens, where she later meets Timas of Phokaia, and her whole life changes.

Timas [pronounced TEE-mass] of Phokaia, Dika's soulmate and love interest throughout the series.
Timas of Phokaia, the daughter of a wealthy Greek merchant, learns about Dika's story and the day they meet sends both of their lives in a direction they never expected.

The legendary poetess Sappho of Lesbos (c. 612-557 BCE) was a lyric poet whose work was so popular in ancient Greece, and beyond, that she was honored in statuary and praised by figures such as Solon and Plato. Very little is known of her life and, of the nine volumes of her work which were widely read in antiquity, only fragments survive.