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The Troy : Last War of the Heroic Age

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When 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 182 x 246 x 10mm | 240g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Osprey Publishing
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 b/w
  • 1472801288
  • 9781472801289
  • 448,907

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""show more

About Si Sheppard

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.show more

Table of contents

Troy: Myth and Reality /The Thousand Ships /The Wrath of Achilles /The Death of Achilles /Endgame /Legacyshow more