Synopses & Reviews
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.
Table of Contents
Golden apple -- Ship-gathering -- Quarrel with the kigh king -- Single combat -- Women of Troy -- High king's embassy -- Horses of King Rhesus -- Red rain -- Battle for the ships -- Armor of Achilles Vengeance for Patroclus -- Funeral games -- Ramsom for Hector -- Luck of Troy -- Warrior women -- Death of Achilles -- Poisoned arrow -- Wooden horse -- Fall of Troy.