Benita Kane Jaro

Benita Kane Jaro Benita Kane Jaro holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University, Northridge, and an MFA in creative writing from American University, Washington, DC. Her interest in the ancient world began in early childhood and has continued all her life, as has her love of fiction, particularly novels. She lives near Washington, DC, with her husband, several large antique automated musical instruments, two carousel horses, and a lot of much-loved and misfiled books. Jaro is the author of the Roman trilogy The Key (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002), The Lock (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002), and The Door in the Wall (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002), as well as Betray the Night (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009).

Benita Kane Jaro's Books

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  • Betray the Night: A Novel about Ovid

    Author: Benita Kane Jaro
    Product Code: 7125
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-712-4

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    In the year 8 AD, at the age of fifty, the most famous poet in Rome, Publius Ovidius Naso, known to us as Ovid, is suddenly exiled by the Emperor Augustus for an unknown reason. His young and beautiful wife Pinaria stays behind to try to salvage something of their lives and to work to bring him home. A woman alone, she is handicapped by the powerlessness of her position. It is not until she leaves behind the world of men to search among the people Rome has forgotten: the women, the slaves, the runaways and temple prostitutes, that she begins to understand what has happened to her life and her husband's, and what the world around her really is.