1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
First U. S. edition.
151 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
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The golden apple -- The quarrel -- Inside the walls of Troy -- Single combat -- Paris makes an offer and the Greeks make a wall -- Greeks on the run -- Pleading with Achilles -- Spies -- Disaster for the Greeks -- The gods interfere -- Patroclus in disguise -- Patroclus meets his fate -- The wonderful armor -- Achilles goes into battle -- The gods join in -- Fighting the river -- Hector's last stand -- Honor and dishonor -- Epilogue.
"The Iliad is a story about human bravery and the heartbreak of war. When it opens, the Greeks and the Trojans have been fighting for almost ten years, ever since the Trojan prince Paris carried off Helen, the king of Sparta's beautiful wife. It seems the war will never end. Then a quarrel splits the Greek army, and the Trojans launch an attack. When the gods take sides, Troy's fate hangs in the balance ..."--Front jacket flap.