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Black Ships Before Troy : The Story Of The Iliad

by Rosemary Sutcliff


The Story of the Iliad

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 Hectore, Ajax, Achilles, and Odysseus meet their most formidable challenges and in some casas 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2005
ISBN-13 9780553494839
ISBN-10 055349483X
Class Copyright
Publisher Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction;Social Science
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 147
Shelf No. JG388
Grade Range 6-
Ages 12-
Lexile 1300L
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