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Madeline Miller in the Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, March 13, 2018. Her new novel, “Circe,” is a bold and subversive retelling of the goddess Circe’s story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right. (An Rong Xu for The New York Times)

Madeline Miller in the Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, March 13, 2018. Her new novel, “Circe,” is a bold and subversive retelling of the goddess Circe’s story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right. (An Rong Xu for The New York Times)