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Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad
Contributor(s): Sutcliff, Rosemary (Author)
ISBN: 055349483X     ISBN-13: 9780553494839
Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
OUR PRICE:   $7.19  
Product Type: Mass Market Paperbound - Other Formats
Published: December 2005
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Annotation: "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.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables - General
Dewey: 883.01
Lexile Measure: 1240
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 4.2" W x 6.9" (0.20 lbs) 151 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - Ancient (To 499 A.D.)
- Cultural Region - Greece
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 67752
Reading Level: 6.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
 
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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."