As the field for his inspiration and practice of his fictional writing, Vassilis Gouroyannis has chosen a crucial moment in Greco-Roman history: the age of the total political and military domination of Constantine the Great and of his turning to Christianity. The novel is organised around the attempt of an Athenian troupe of actors, led by Thespis, to stage one of Aeschylus’ tragedies. At the same time, it reconstructs the political conditions of the age and the daily life in the cities. What stands out in the narration, however, is the ideological situation: the transition from the old pantheist religion to the new Christian religion and its practices. The conflict between the two is acute on every level. Gouroyannis presents a novel of ideas, grounded in its living and vibrant characters and its fluent narration.