The Legend of Odysseus (Rebuilding the Past)
When Peter Connolly's superb retelling of the stories of Homer first appeared in 1988, the critics raved. Publishers Weekly called it a "robust work...richly gratifying for one and all." The Philadelphia Inquirer said, "I started reading Odysseus and could not stop.... A wonderful book for older children."
Stunningly illustrated, the stories of The Iliad and The Odyssey are interspersed with accurate and fascinating historical information about the world at the time of the Trojan Wars. There are maps, photographs, and detailed reconstructions of places and buildings in the text, such as Old Nestor's palace at Pylos, and of course the city of Troy itself. And Connolly includes a wealth of archaeological evidence of the everyday life of the period: clothing, domestic life, religious rites, shipbuilding and armor-making.
The hardback edition of The Legend of Odysseus is the cornerstone of the entire Rebuilding the Past series. Now this acclaimed book is available in paperback, making its accessible and entertaining history even more appealing.
Specifications of The Legend of Odysseus (Rebuilding the Past)
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number Of Pages||80|
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