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The war that killed Achilles : the true story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

by Alexander, Caroline, 1956-

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Many have forgotten that the subject of the "Illiad" was war--not merely the poetical romance of the war at Troy, but war, in all its enduring devastation. This groundbreaking reading of Homer's epic poem restores the poet's vision of the tragedy of war, addressing many of the central questions that... Full description

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Summary: Many have forgotten that the subject of the "Illiad" was war--not merely the poetical romance of the war at Troy, but war, in all its enduring devastation. This groundbreaking reading of Homer's epic poem restores the poet's vision of the tragedy of war, addressing many of the central questions that define the war experience of every age.
Physical Description: xix, 296 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780670021123
0670021121
Author Notes:  Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker , Granta , Condé Nast Traveler , Smithsonian , Outside , and National Geographic and is the author of four previous books.
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