The Tale of Troy

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"It is in my mind," said Zeus, "to cause the great and glorious war of Troy, which shall be famous to the end of time."

The Tale of Troy tells of the last great adventure of the Heroic Age. It is the story of Helen and the judgment of Paris; of the gathering of the heroes and the siege of Troy; of Achilles, reared by the centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, his great strategy of the Wooden Horse, and of his many adventures on his long journey home to ...

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Overview

"It is in my mind," said Zeus, "to cause the great and glorious war of Troy, which shall be famous to the end of time."

The Tale of Troy tells of the last great adventure of the Heroic Age. It is the story of Helen and the judgment of Paris; of the gathering of the heroes and the siege of Troy; of Achilles, reared by the centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, his great strategy of the Wooden Horse, and of his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece.

These legends have been told again and again, passed down for over three thousand years. This masterly retelling makes them as vivid and exciting as they were all those years ago.

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Roger Lancelyn Green’s retellings are among the most accessible, particularly for younger listeners, while retaining the poetic quality of the ancient texts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786121847
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged

Meet the Author

Roger Lancelyn Green (1918-1987) became interested in myths and legends at an early age. Frequently absent from school due to illness, he spent his time browsing through the books of the magnificent Queen Anne library at his home in England. He loved fairy tales, adventure stories, and traditional legends from around the world. While at Oxford he made a special study of fairy tales and myths. He published a large number of books, but it is his skill as a master storyteller that gives the tales their freshness alongside their familiarity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2006

    informational awesomeness

    This book told me a lot about the War of Troy. I really loved it because sometimes mythology is pretty cool. I did not know much of anything about it before besides the fact that the Greeks duped the Trojans with a big wooden horse. I don't know how well that would work nowadays...

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