Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad

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Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad
Author: Sutcliff, Rosemary
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Time Period: Classical Age
Time Frame: 1184 BCE
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Ancient Greece
Topics: Trojan War
Genre: Mythology
Reading Age: Middle Grade, Upper Middle Grade
Format: Novel
Published: 2005

World History > Classical Age > Ancient Greece

For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths!

As the gods and goddesses of Olympus scheme, the ancient world is thrown into turmoil when Helen, the most beautiful woman in all of Greece, is stolen away by her Trojan love. Inflamed by jealousy, the Greek king seeks lethal vengeance and sends his black war ships to descend on the city of Troy.

In the siege that follows, history’s greatest heroes, from Ajax to Achilles to Odysseus, are forged in combat, and the brutal costs of passion, pride, and revenge must be paid. In the end, the whims of the gods, the cunning of the warriors, and a great wooden horse will decide who emerges victorious.

Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the classic saga embodies all of the astonishing drama, romance, and intrigue of ancient Greece.

Don’t miss The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey, the companion to Black Ships Before Troy, and follow Odysseus on his adventure home.

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