Fictional Character
Hellenic Traders
Set in OTL
Appearance(s): Over the Wine-Dark Sea
Owls to Athens
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Nationality: Rhodes (Ancient Greece)
Religion: Polytheism
Occupation: Sailor, Trader
Parents: Lysistratos (father)
Relatives: Erinna (sister)
Menedemos (cousin)

Sostratos was a scion of a family successful traders from the polis of Rhodes. He served as the purser aboard the family's ship, the Aphrodite, which was captained by his cousin, Menedemos.

In 310 BCE, about 13 years after the death of Alexander the Great. Sostratos had studied at the Academy in Athens before joining the family business (counting Theophrastos among his instructors). He strove to be more measured and rational than his aggressive and fearless cousin. As a consequence, Sostratos often lived in Menedemos' shadow.[1]


  1. Over the Wine-Dark Sea, ch. 1., e-book.