Children of the Fox Topics for Discussion

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1. Why does Aster's mother live in self-imposed seclusion? Why does Phryne stay with the family? What does Lysia think of her status in the family?

What is Aster's attitude toward Lysia?

2. Why does Aster chase away her pets? What does this show about her attitude toward the evacuation? What is her mother's attitude? What is Phryne's?

3. At the end of Crossing to Salamis, Themistokles says to Aster, "Why then, you need, I should think, a man with a Spartan mother, and liberal views, and an estate in the country somewhere healthy and secluded," and immediately Androkles steps forward to offer a proposal of marriage. Why is this improbable resolution appropriate for this story?

4. Describe the Greek system of citystates. How was this system affected by the geography of the country?

5. What is the custom of Amyntas's court regarding fugitives who ask for protection from...

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