Louisa van der Luyden
Others have said that this is a retelling of the Iliad. Which it is, in a way, even though the first three quarters of the book describe the events that supposedly took place before
the start of Homer's epic. I didn't expect to like this very much, but I was curious, having recently read Robert Graves' translation of the Iliad. The primary goal of the Iliad and the Odyssey, said Graves, is to entertain, and if scholars "treat Homer as a Virgil, Dante or Milton, rather than as a...
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