- Designated Love Interest: Ptolemy for Thais. Kinda of a Foregone Conclusion if you know your history books.
- Les Yay: Despite Thais claiming she is not a "tribade", she has a plenty of intimate moments between with Aegesichore and even more with Eris.
- Tear Jerker: Eris' almost-death at the hands of the assassins in Egypt.
- Values Dissonance: At the start of the book, Thais is a seventeen-year old prostitute in a relationship with a 24-year-old man. Slavery is a fact of everyday life, and Thais' tendency to free all her slaves is viewed as unusual.
YMMV / Tha´s of Athens