The Legend of Odysseus (Rebuilding the Past Series)

The Legend of Odysseus (Rebuilding the Past Series)

by Peter Connoly
     
 


The adventures of Greek classical literature's greatest heroes are vividly described in this superb retelling of stories from Homer. The narrative opens with Odysseus hunting wild boar on Ithaca, and continues with his exploits in the Trojan War, and the perils of his fantastic voyage home.
Stunningly illustrated, the story is interspersed with a wealth of… See more details below

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The adventures of Greek classical literature's greatest heroes are vividly described in this superb retelling of stories from Homer. The narrative opens with Odysseus hunting wild boar on Ithaca, and continues with his exploits in the Trojan War, and the perils of his fantastic voyage home.
Stunningly illustrated, the story is interspersed with a wealth of historical information about the world in which it is supposed the Trojan Wars took place. There are maps, photographs, and detailed reconstructions of places and buildings in the text, such as Old Nestor's palace at Pylos, and of course the city of Troy itself. Also presented is a wealth of archaeological evidence of the everyday life of the period: costume, domestic practices, religious rites, shipbuilding and armour-making.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Mr. Connolly's expertise, enthusiasm, and excitement for the era is a pleasure to experience. His comments and annotations on the maps and photographs interspersed among chapters reflect a familiarity with and considerable knowledge of relevant artifacts, reconstructions, and excavations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199170654
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/31/1988
Series:
Rebuilding the Past Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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