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The material is fascinating, the recording is excellent.
It is a lovely, gripping book, and I am surprised at one of the commentator here who said negligently he had read it over his lunch hour.
Overall this is an informative and entertaining book that offers something to anyone even remotely interested in the Homeric epics.
This book provides an insight into the Iliad that makes the great classic easy to follow, understandable, and even pleasant to read without having to pick apart the olden day... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Forrest Salgado
Generations have read the Iliad, but each society emphasizes the message it wants its members to inculcate. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LFD
Caroline Alexander, The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War (New York: Viking Press, 2010). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christian Potholm
we'll written for the non-classicist, explains backstory and the oral tradition of the Gods and their strengths and failings. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ELIZABETH A IBSEN
This is an easily read and quite interesting discussion on the Iliad, from the view point of one actor, Achilles. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nils Gustaf Lindgren
Even if I am not a linguistic expert - but just a curious and avid student of archaic rome and etruscan, this book is extremely informative to get a detailed and insightful summary... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Paolo Feraboli
I loved this book. I had been taught about "Achilles hiding in his tent" and the such. It is an anti-war book, sold often by selective quotes to glorify war. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Frank Blair
This book was an analysis of war in general and its' effect on soldiers and civilians. Additionally, the story of the Trojan War in plain English, rather than prose, led to a... Read morePublished 20 months ago by N. Kelly
Great book I have read a lot of Greek Mythology books and this is one of the better ones. Great book for all ages. thank youPublished 20 months ago by Crystal D.