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Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of The Iliad

ISBN13: 9781845073596
ISBN: 1845073592
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Published Date:
Pages: 128
Average Goodreads rating: 3.91/5 (66 ratings)

Homer's epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides and intervene. It is in the Trojan War that the most valiant heroes of the ancient world are pitted against one another. Here Hector, Ajax, Achilles, and Odysseus meet their most formidable challenges and in some cases their tragic ends.Rosemary Sutcliff makes such extraordinary stories as those of those Trojan horse, of Aphrodite and the golden apple, and of the fearsome warrior women Amazons, accessible to contemporary young people.