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    DescriptionWhen Paris, prince of Troy, ran off with Helen, wife of the king of Sparta, it launched the greatest war of the mythic age of Greece. Heroes and gods assembled on both sides, as the combined armies of Greece launched a siege that would last for ten years. During that time, famous heroes, such as Achilles, Ajax, and Hector, would find glory on the battlefield, before being cut down. Others, such as Agamemnon, Odysseus, and Aeneas, would survive the war, only to face even greater challenges afterwards. Thanks to the Iliad of Homer, and numerous other ancient sources, the story of the siege of Troy has survived over 3,000 years. In this new book in the Myths and Legends series, Professor Si Sheppard draws together all of these ancient writings to tell the complete story of the Trojan war, from the flight of the "face that launched a thousand ships" to the great wooden horse that brought the city to bloody ruin.

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    The Fall of Troy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Si Sheppard, Illustrated by Rocio Espin Pinar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781472801289
    ISBN 10: 1472801288

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22860
    B&T Approval Code: A26453200
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: YT
    Libri: I-YT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, JNF025020, JNF052030, POE014000, GAM010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    DC23: 398.2323921
    Thema V1.0: YPJJ, FN
    LC classification: BL793.T7 S54 2014
    Illustrations note
    25 MONO; 27 COL
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    18 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Si Sheppard graduated this year with a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University. He currently teaches American Government at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. Rocio Espin Pinar is a Spanish illustrator born in Granada in 1979. She has worked as an illustrator for several independent publishers as well as the Junta de Andalucia. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in architecture.
    Review quote
    "Sheppard's engaging writing style brings the epic tale of the fall of mighty Troy and all its characters to life. This 80-page paperback is a concise but excellent overview of the fabled war that embroiled both immortal gods and all too mortal men."" --Toy Soldier and Model Figure"
    Table of contents
    Troy: Myth and Reality /The Thousand Ships /The Wrath of Achilles /The Death of Achilles /Endgame /Legacy