P. Schrader holds a PhD in history from the University of Hamburg,
which she earned with a
ground-breaking biography of the German Resistance leader General
Friedrich Olbricht. She has published in the leading academic
journal on ancient Sparta: “Sparta: Journal of Ancient
Greek History.” She has published four nonfiction
works on modern
European history and twelve novels. Six of her novels are set
in archaic Sparta. Three of her novels have received
is a career Foreign Service officer. In June 2010 she was awarded
the Dr. Bernard LaFayette Lifetime Achievement Award for
the Institutionalization of Nonviolence Ideals in Nigeria.
has lived on five continents, is fluent in three languages, and owns
property in what was once Lacedaemon, which she visits regularly.
also has a home in Blue Hill, Maine, inherited from her father,
Professor Edward Page.