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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
 
 
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Caroline Alexander.
Publisher Viking  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9780670021123
Pages/Publication Date 296/2009
Daedalus Item Code 23421
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This groundbreaking reading of the Iliad from the author of The Bounty restores Homer's often overlooked vision of the tragedy of war. Using the legend of Achilles and the Trojan war, the Iliad addresses the central questions defining the war experience of every age: is a warrior ever justified in standing up against his commander? Must he sacrifice his life for someone else's cause? Giving his life for his country, does a man betray his family? How is a catastrophic war ever allowed to start—and why, if all parties wish it over, can it not be ended?

"Spirited and provocative ... a nobly bold, even rousing venture.... It would be hard to find a faster, livelier, more compact introduction to such a great range of recent Iliadic explorations."—NYTimes

"In her spectacular and constantly surprising new book, Caroline Alexander has taken the 'original' war book and turned it upside down, making it, as all wars are, an excruciating story of loss.... The War that Killed Achilles is a triumph."—Ken Burns

 
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Lost Gold of the Dark Ages: War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons
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