The Trojan War



The Trojan War A Cinematic Tale Of Passion, War, Loyalty, Betrayal, And Retribution These Events I Relate Are The Living Seeds, And They Will Bear Bloody Fruit, I Promise So Says Ulysses, King Of Ithaca, As He Recounts The Origins Of The Trojan War Renowned Greek Mythologist Bernard Evslin Masterfully Depicts The Ten Year War Its Beginnings Rooted In Discord Among The Gods The Seduction Of The Famed Beauty Helen Of Troy And The Spectacular Development Of The Trojan Horse, Ulysses Cunning Ploy To Win The War Evslin Brings To Life The Dramatic Twists And Turns Of This Classic Tale Of Human Folly, Mortal Heroism, And The Brutality And Brilliance That Have Come Down Through The Ages.

10 thoughts on “The Trojan War

  1. says:

    Though the Iliad is undisputedly THE book to read on the Trojan War, this one is definitely the better choice for young adults I was 12 when Chris lent me his copy of this, and about 9 or 10 when I read a graphic novel of the Iliad and about 15 when I read the actual thing I m afraid that other book shocked my young sensibilities at the time Paris s lust fueled abduction of Helen as the cause of the Trojan War seemed incomprehensible to my 9 year old mind but Evslin s emphasis on the three Though the Iliad is undisputedly THE book to read on the Trojan War, this one is definitely the better choice for young adults I was 12 when Chris lent me his copy of this, and about 9 or 10 when I read a graphic novel of the Iliad and about 15 wh...

  2. says:

    Dragging on unneeded parts and leaving large moments confined to a paragraph, this book withheld my attention on something I wasn t sure would be so interesting.I tend to partake in researching greek mythology some roman just for fun, and is was one topic I was sure I d never learn.After taking a mythology class in school, I am glad to say we spent most of our time studying The Trojan War I was assuming it d only be about, ya know, war Blood curdling action, mixed in with some gore I was pr Dragging on unneeded parts and leaving large moments confined to a paragraph, this book withheld my attention on something I wasn t sure would be so interesting.I tend to partake in researchi...

  3. says:

    Good retelling of the Illiad for older kids and teens who aren t ready to tackle Homer The language is a bitdifficult than kids are used to nowadays we have the 1971 edition , and I don t know if changes have been made in subsequent editions I read it to my 10 year as the first step in my plot to correct the misapprehensions she has suffered from the Percy Jackson books She found the story intriguing, if not exactly gripping, and all the references to sex, rape and general pillaging we Good retelling of the Illiad for older kids and teens who aren t ready to tackle Homer The language is a bitdifficult than kids are used to nowadays we have the 1971 edition , and I don t know if changes have been made in subsequent editions I read it to my 10 year as the first step in my plot to correct the misapprehensions she has suffered from the Percy Jackson books She ...

  4. says:

    THE TROJAN WAR originally written by homer, in the Iliad, but has been revised to modern text by Bernard Evslin.It is a fiction story published in 1971 it has 160 pages and it took me a little under 2 weeks to read This story take place in Greece around 500B.C A man named Paris, the prince of troy, was promised to be married to Helen by Aphrodite, the goddess of love, for favoring her in a contest thing is Helen was already married to a king of greece Paris has her kidnapped and brought b THE TROJAN WAR originally written by homer, in the Iliad, but has been revised to modern text by Bernard Evslin.It is a fiction story published in 1971 it has 160 pages and it took me a little under 2 weeks to read This story take place in Greece around 500B.C A man named Paris, the prince of troy, was promised to be married to Helen by Aphrodite, the goddess of love, for favoring her in a contest thing is Helen was already married to a king of greece Paris has her kidnapped and brought back to troy Most of Greece doesn t like t...

  5. says:

    My students and I used to refer to this as Trojan War LITE but that masks the fact this is a very compact, very readable, summation of the matter of Troy, which in all the best ways hews very close to the language and plotting of the original sources, especially the Iliad...

  6. says:

    I read this with my two boys, ages 12 and 15 It is a good, condensed version for older kids who are ready for mythology along with all the complexities of the relationships between the gods and man , but who are not great readers themselves This gave enough of The Iliad to...

  7. says:

    I thought the reading was good, gave info on what was the actual cause of the war It also showed me a different side to the Olympians, you can say I grew up on the pg rating for Greek myth but this book unveiled the cloth covering my eyes regarding the rawness...

  8. says:

    This is a nice introduction for children to The Iliad It is well written It is written with students in mind It makes the epic come alive When students finally read The Iliad, they will have some basic knowledge of the Trojan War, allowing them to enjoy The Iliad better.

  9. says:

    This is the most hilarious retelling of the Trojan war for the modern reader that I have read Its irreverant approach goes well with the zaniness of the Greek mythology This book has strangely been out of print and is hard to find.

  10. says:

    I first read this when I was in sixth grade It started my obsession with Greek mythology and was a great way to learn about the Trojan War It isn t exactly the same as the Illiad, but it is fairly accurate and a good introduction to the many characters.

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