The Iliad Gillian Cross

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Gillian Crosss brilliant retelling and Neil Packers glorious illustrations bring to life Homers Iliad, one of the greatest stories ever told. Gillian Crosss brilliant retelling and Neil Packers glorious illustrations bring to life Homers Iliad, one of the greatest stories ever told. The team behind The Odyssey (2012) now tell the story of the Trojan War. Crosss vivid adaptation begins with a beauty contest: the prize, a golden apple. In return for securing her victory, the goddess Aphrodite helps Prince Paris abduct Helen, wife to the king of Sparta. Enraged, the king and his Greek allies wage war on the Trojans. Nine years later, the fighting still rages on, but the Greeks are beginning to quarrel among themselves – Achilles and Agamemnons petty argument has dire consequences for everyone caught in the crossfire. Neil Packers pictures capture the beauty and remoteness of the setting, and bring a profound humanity to one of the finest literary achievements of Greek civilisation.