- Publisher: Random House USA Inc (13 Dec. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 055349483X
- ISBN-13: 978-0553494839
- ASIN: B0073G9848
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 10.8 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story Of The Iliad Paperback – 13 Dec 2005
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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. This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B. "From the Hardcover edition."
Top Customer Reviews
This book led us on to the Odyssey (The Wanderings of Odysseus) and the Aeneid (In search of a Homeland) by the same publishers. But this is the favourite. We're now on our second reading - I daresay not the last.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had to return item as it was NOT illustrated.
When clicking on 'Look Inside' you will see this message "This view is of the Paperback edition (2000) from Frances... Read more
My review is intended to be helpful to all those who have been unsuccessful in finding an edition with the much sought after illustrations by Alan Lee. Read morePublished on 12 Nov. 2014 by Diotima
Being an avid Homer fan, I decided to start teaching the Iliad to my wee one from an early age i.e. 6. Read morePublished on 11 April 2014 by A. Panagopoulos
My son and I enjoyed this book and hopefully he will read it again himself. It is a very exciting read.Published on 26 Sept. 2013 by grandma247
Black Ships Before Troy is an excellent book, and I deeply loved the hardcover illustrated edition I read and re-read as a child. Read morePublished on 15 Aug. 2013 by Duncan Reynolds