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Stories from the Iliad

Stories from the Iliad

by Jeanie Lang


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This is a masterful retelling of the story of the siege of Troy, as contained in The Iliad. Written especially for younger readers, this book provides a perfect introduction to the storyline contained in the classic work, starting from the events which led to the ten-year siege of Troy by a coalition of Greek states, and ending with the death of Hector after the climactic final battle which featured the hero warrior Achilles.
The reader will meet the famous characters Paris, Helen, Hector, Ajax, and many others, all of whom have passed into the realms of European folklore, even though the events of The Iliad occurred over 2,500 years ago.
Along with The Odyssey, The Iliad is among the oldest existing works of Western literature, with the earliest written version dating to around the eighth century BC.
It is a vital work for anyone seeking a well-rounded classical education.
This version has been completely reset and hand-edited and contains the original illustrations by W. Heath Robinson.

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ISBN-13: 9781389341069
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 07/27/2021
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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