Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. The gods and goddesses of Olympus scheme as the ancient world is thrown into turmoil. Helen, a legendary beauty and wife of the Greek king, has been abducted by her Trojan lover. The jealousy of the Greek king flames into lethal vengeance as the Greeks descend on the city of Troy aboard their black ships. In the siege that follows, some of history’s greatest heroes—among them, Ajax, Achilles, and Odysseus—are forged in combat. In the end, the whims of the gods, the cunning of the warriors, and a great wooden horse will decide who emerges victorious.
Mythology, Greek and Roman, Adventure Story.
Lexile Measure: 1300L
©1993, Literature. Author: Rosemary Sutcliff. Paperback book, 151 pages, 4 x 6 inches.