The first battles at Troy,
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This is a very short book, part of a series that Christopher Logue worked on adapting and reinterpreting Homer's Iliad.
This book details Hector's first defence of Troy against the hordes of Agammemon's Greeks. As with the rest of Logue's work on the Iliad it is a startlingly beautiful piece of writing making explicit references from the Siege of Troy to subsequent wars and slaughters. However to appreciate the full breadth of Logue's vision it is probably necessary to read this in the context of the rest of Logue's Homer, particularly War Music.
Neverteless this is an arresting and exquisite piece of poetry.