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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.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B.

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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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Firefly, September 3, 2010 (view all comments by Firefly)
Unlike the other reviewers, my son LOVES this book! He read it for the first time in the 7th grade on the recommendation of some friends who'd read it in grade school, and it remains one of his all time favorite books. In fact, he loved it so much that he read The Iliad from which this is based (which he also loved).
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cheeseandham, August 14, 2010 (view all comments by cheeseandham)
This was an assigned reading book for my freshman class. The first time I read it, I had no clue what was going on. I'll have to read it 3-4 times before I have any idea what is going on. There were way too many characters, and it was fairly boring. It's too complicated for freshman!!!
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cheeseandham, August 14, 2010 (view all comments by cheeseandham)
This was an assigned reading book for my freshman class. The first time I read it, I had no clue what was going on. I'll have to read it 3-4 times before I have any idea what is going on. There were way too many characters, and it was fairly boring. It's too complicated for freshman!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553494839
Author:
Sutcliff, Rosemary
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
mythology;fiction;history;greece;ancient greece;historical fiction;ancient history;trojan war;literature;homer;iliad;children s;children;ancient;classics;troy;children s fiction;children s literature;young adult;juvenile;ancients;greek mythology;classic;g
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.96x4.28x.45 in. .18 lbs.
Age Level:
12-10

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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 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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