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The Iliad

McCarty, Nick (Book - 2000)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Iliad
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Vivid illustrations by noted artist Victor Ambrus brings to life this new retelling of Paris' doomed love for Helen and the years of siege that roiled the ancient city of Troy.
Authors: McCarty, Nick, 1940-
Title: The Iliad
Publisher: New York : Kingfisher, 2000
Characteristics: 95 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: retold by Nick McCarty, illustrated by Victor Ambrus
Contents: Agamemnon's anger
A test
A challenge
The duel
The battle begins
The battle continues
Hector
Champions meet
Burials
To battle again
Zeus's message
An apology
Ambush
War
Omens
Interfering gods
Patroclus goes to war
Achilles' grief
Achilles' armor
Achilles and Hector
Zeus interferes
A brave old man
Epilogue
Glossary of main characters
Additional Contributors: Homer (Iliad)
Ambrus, Victor G.
ISBN: 0753453304
0753453215
Branch Call Number: j 883 M1223i 2000
Subject Headings: Trojan War Juvenile literature Mythology, Greek Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Trojan War
Mythology, Greek
LCCN: 00030442
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Jun 30, 2010
  • Nilufar rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Reads almost like Coles Notes. The narration is very fast paced and discourages dwelling on characters and happenings. The artwork is technically well executed but uninspired and adds nothing to the story (Zeus, Agamemnon and Odysseus are indistinguishable, which provides -at least- some comic relief).

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