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SUMMARY Ñ The War at Troy ↠ The War at Troy breathes vigorous new life into the myths of Homer's Illiad skillfully rejuvenating Paris and Helen Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra Achilles Odysseus and Hector in this startingly contemporary drama of the passions Here two powerful generations of men and women live out their destinies in the timeless zone where myThe War at Troy breathes vigorous new life into the myths of Homer's Illiad skillfully rejuvenating Paris and Helen Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra Achilles Odysseus and Hector in this startingly contem. If you have ever read Homer's Iliad this book will seem really familiar to you If you haven't you'll never know that this is basically a retelling of Homer's great epic The difference between Homer and Clarke though is that you'll find Clarke much easier to read if you found Homer impossible I've read Homer's version and loved it I'm a fan of the Greek myths and tragedies I can say with all honesty that Clarke's version of the story of Troy is wonderfully written but some might take issue with it if they are particular about details This is a fiction book not a historical account For anyone familiar with archaeology and history please keep that in mind as you read this tale It makes it much enjoyable As for how faithful it is to the Iliad Clarke used several reliable sources and account for his version of the retelling Armed with these sources Clarke writes a compelling novel in modern day English that everyone should find enjoyable and easy to read As a side note I've yet to even look for confirmation of this but several people have told me that the war of Troy didn't happen because Troy doesn't exist Whether you are a proponent for this or not you'll still find this book an enjoyable work of fiction

The War at TroyThe War at Troy breathes vigorous new life into the myths of Homer's Illiad skillfully rejuvenating Paris and Helen Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra Achilles Odysseus and Hector in this startingly contem. If you have ever read Homer's Iliad this book will seem really familiar to you If you haven't you'll never know that this is basically a retelling of Homer's great epic The difference between Homer and Clarke though is that you'll find Clarke much easier to read if you found Homer impossible I've read Homer's version and loved it I'm a fan of the Greek myths and tragedies I can say with all honesty that Clarke's version of the story of Troy is wonderfully written but some might take issue with it if they are particular about details This is a fiction book not a historical account For anyone familiar with archaeology and history please keep that in mind as you read this tale It makes it much enjoyable As for how faithful it is to the Iliad Clarke used several reliable sources and account for his version of the retelling Armed with these sources Clarke writes a compelling novel in modern day English that everyone should find enjoyable and easy to read As a side note I've yet to even look for confirmation of this but several people have told me that the war of Troy didn't happen because Troy doesn't exist Whether you are a proponent for this or not you'll still find this book an enjoyable work of fiction

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The War at Troy È R the conflicts of the human heart This imaginative retelling will surely benefit from the renewed interest in this classic tale the movie Troy starring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom lands in May 2004. I truly enjoyed reading this book as I do any that revolve around the Trojan War Trouble is having read over a dozen translations of Homer's Iliad it left me a little disappointed only in the retelling The writing is very fluid It is well written but for any Homer lover it may fall slightly below expectations READ í PLANTHIREINBATH.CO.UK Ì Lindsay Clarke

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Lindsay Clarke Ì 1 SUMMARY Porary drama of the passions Here two powerful generations of men and women live out their destinies in the timeless zone where myth and history intersect and where uarrels among immortal gods mirro. I found this to be a clever retelling of Homer's epic Essentially it takes the supernatural components out of the story grounding the characters in a modern understanding of reality The language is also much easier to read though in no way 'better'For people who don't have the patience to read The Iliad this book will tell you the story for half the brain price Unfortunately you also get what you pay for There is beauty in the way The Iliad reads that this or any other adaptation will never eual Why have Brad Pitt when you can have AchillesActually it's best not to answer that uestion