Black Ships before Troy

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845073596
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 161,836
  • Age range: 7 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    One of those perfect combinations you come about so rarely.  Ros

    One of those perfect combinations you come about so rarely.  Rosemary Sutcliff's writing is superb - she gets the tone just right for the content.  If you're lucky enough to get the edition with illustrations by Alan Lee - you've got a book to treasure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Recommended

    A good book if you are interested in Greek Mythology. And also is a good way to read the Iliad without reading thoasands of pages. If I didn't read this for school though, with my teacher teaches us the characters, it be very difficult to understand who is who.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Beaten up copy

    My son has yet to read this book because when it arrived, it was beaten up. It looked as though it had been passed through a meat grinder. Whoever packed the box put the beaten up copy in; the book did not get messed up in transit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    Outstanding Book

    Rosemary Sutcliff's adaptation of the Iliad is unmatched, and the haunting illustrations by Alan Lee complement this powerful tale perfectly. I highly recommend this.

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