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Three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other and rewrote history in the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. This graphic novel adaptation has been thoroughly researched and Gareth Hinds takes you directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lays bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome.
This companion volume to Hinds’s award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's epic.
The Iliad, (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' imminent death and the fall of Troy, although the narrative ends before these events take place. However, as these events are prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, when it reaches an end the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.
It’s interesting how much the gods play a part in this...influencing battles, empowering their favorite heroes, warring amongst one another over who shall ultimately win. It's an interesting look at how ancient people thought so much of life was determined by the gods, who could be influenced by prayers and animal sacrifice.
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Item Code ILIA Publisher Candlewick Press Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9780763696634 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x11 # Pages 272pg Color Full Color
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