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Fic: Ahasuerus

He’s west of Constantinople and there’s a scholar battle brewing outside Salonica. Some visiting doctor from the capital got sniffy about the quality of the intellectuals in the city and one of the young students isn’t having it.

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Based on a fun true story in Salonica: City of Ghosts by Mark Mazower! That book’s delightful, well worth checking out if you’re interesting in medieval through modern history on the Greek side of the Ottoman empire.

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