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Black Ships Before Troy : The Story Of The Iliad (Reprint) (Paperback) (Rosemary Sutcliff)
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The Story of the IliadHomer'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.From the Hardcover edition.
Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.
Number of Pages: 151.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General, Legends + Myths + Fables / General
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Street Date: December 1, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-2730