Black Ships Before Troy

Black Ships Before Troy

The Story of the Iliad

Book - 2005
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For Greek myth fans, those who can't get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths , and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths!

As the gods and goddesses of Olympus scheme, the ancient world is thrown into turmoil when Helen, the most beautiful woman in all of Greece, is stolen away by her Trojan love. Inflamed by jealousy, the Greek king seeks lethal vengeance and sends his black war ships to descend on the city of Troy.
In the siege that follows, history's greatest heroes, from Ajax to Achilles to Odysseus, are forged in combat, and the brutal costs of passion, pride, and revenge must be paid. In the end, the whims of the gods, the cunning of the warriors, and a great wooden horse will decide who emerges victorious.
Homer's epic poem, The Iliad , is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the classic saga embodies all of the astonishing drama, romance, and intrigue of ancient Greece.

Don't miss The Wanderings of Odysseus , the companion to Black Ships Before Troy , and follow Odysseus on his adventure home.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B.
Publisher: New York : Laurel-Leaf Books, 2005, c1993.
ISBN: 9780553494839
055349483X
9780385909358
0385909357
Branch Call Number: j 883.01 HOMER 2005
Characteristics: 151 pages ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Homer Iliad.

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henry02 Jul 10, 2011

As always, Sutcliff delivers superior story without the shallow language of many "contemporary" authors. If you ever wanted to read Homer but never had the willpower to slog through it, this is for you. The illustrations are amazing, by the way!

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