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The Story of the Trojan War for Young and Old [Kindle Edition]

Editors of The American Educator

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Book Description

Originally published in 1921 in the multi-volume “The American Educator: Practical Help in Home and School,” this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 20 pages, describes the cause and conflicts of the legendary ten-year siege of Troy by the Greeks. Also included are profiles of the chief personalities of the war (Achilles, Hector, Paris, Ulysses, and others) and descriptions of three epic poems concerning the war (the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid).

Sample passage:
[Minerva] assumed the form of Hector’s bravest brother, and appearing at Hector’s side, urged him to turn and defy Achilles, promising aid. Hector, much delighted, for it was far from being his desire ever to run from an enemy, stood to give battle and instantly hurled his spear with all his strength. Turning to ask his brother for another spear, Hector found that he was alone, and understood that he had been deceived by some deity. Now Achilles advanced upon him and launched his spear with such true aim that Hector fell to the field, mortally wounded. His last words were an appeal to Achilles to allow his body to be carried back to Troy and given proper burial rites, but Achilles answered him brutally. Tying the body of Hector by strong cords to his chariot he drove back and forth before the gates of the city in full view of the Trojan forces and of the grief-stricken parents of Hector. No pleas seemed to move him; he would have vengeance on the dead body of his enemy.

Product Details

  • File Size: 92 KB
  • Print Length: 15 pages
  • Publisher: A. J. Cornell Publications (April 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007RS23X0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,047,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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