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.
- Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Ancient Greece lapbooks and booklet.
- Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 2 weeks in Year 1 Dialectic Literature class.
- Tapestry of Grace families: Read for 2 weeks in Unit 2.
Kelly M –
Sutcliff is a master storyteller. Her narrative version of the Iliad brings the characters and setting to life, allowing any reader to more fully appreciate and understand Homer’s original work. Perfect for ages 12 and up.