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The siege and fall of Troy

Robert Graves

The siege and fall of Troy

by Robert Graves

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIllustrated by Walter Hodges
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, [3], 128 p. :
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26565943M

    Drawing on several Greek and Latin authors, including Homer, Robert Graves sets down the events of the ten year Trojan war. The writing is clear, straightforward, and, in places, poetic. This account will give perspective to young readers who are tackling the Iliad by force or with courage.   The story occurs during the Trojan War and tells the story of the wrath of Achilles, the death and funeral of Hector, and the siege of Troy. .

    Written with a younger audience in mind, The Siege and Fall of Troy is nevertheless exhaustively researched and compelling enough to be of interest to both students of history and adult readers. With humor, wit, and energy, Graves is expert at weaving a story based on exhaustive scholarly research and deep imaginative prowess. Buy The siege and fall of Troy by Robert Graves online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

    SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Troy by Adèle Geras. Troy is a Young Adult novel by Adèle Geras, published in About The Siege of Troy. In this perceptive retelling of The Iliad, a young Greek teacher draws on the enduring power of myth to help her students cope with the terrors of Nazi occupation. Bombs fall over a Greek village during World War II, and a teacher takes her students to .


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The siege and fall of Troy by Robert Graves Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Siege and Fall of Troy was written by the eminent poet mythographer Robert Graves who studied and knew the myths so well.

Graves wrote this particular book for serious young students. This book deals accurately with the legend as it has been handed down from Homer and other classical authors/5(7). The Siege and Fall of Troy was written by the eminent poet mythographer Robert Graves who studied and knew the myths so well.

Graves wrote this particular book for serious young students. This book deals accurately with the legend as it has been handed down from Homer and other classical authors/5(10). The book I read it to accompany my viewing of the TV series “Troy: Fall of a City”, as a check to see what liberties had been taken with the storyline, and found it very useful for this purpose.

But, Robert Graves, in writing this hugely abridged version of the tale, has in the process lost all the poetry and magic of the original legends/5. The siege of Troy provided inspiration for many works of art, most famously Homer's Iliad, set in the last year of the siege.

Some of the others include Troades by Euripides, Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, Iphigenia and Polyxena by Samuel Coster, Palamedes by Joost van den Vondel and. About The Siege and Fall of Troy. For centuries, the ancient world was electrified by the story of the ten-year war that brought down the ancient city of Troy and destroyed the lives of countless Greek and Trojan warriors.

In the modern world, according to Robert Graves, “English literature, to be properly understood, calls for as close a. Yet The Siege and Fall of Troy is perhaps the first modern attempt to make the whole story, from the foundation of Troy to the return of the victorious Greeks, into a single short book for boys and girls.” Two-thirds of Graves’s account originates with ancient Greek and.

Yet The Siege and Fall of Troy is perhaps the first modern attempt to make the whole story, from the foundation of Troy to the return of the victorious Greeks, into a single short book for boys and girls.\" Two-thirds of Graves\'s account originates with.

Siege of Troy, ( bce). No war has had a more tenacious hold over the Western imagination than that of the Siege of Troy ( bce), as related in Homer ’s Iliad.

It was long assumed to be the stuff of legend, yet it has recently been suggested that it might be a part of history as well. Odysseus Odysseus (or Ulysses) as portrayed in.

Editions for The Siege and Fall of Troy: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in Cited by: 1. Genre/Form: Juvenile works Juvenile literature: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Graves, Robert, Siege and fall of Troy.

London: Cassell, Preview of The Siege and Fall of Troy Summary. In The Siege and Fall of Troy Graves provides a modern retelling of Homer's epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Graves relates the whole story of Troy, from its founding by Prince Scamander to the homecomings of the Greek heroes who survived the Trojan War. The Siege and Fall of Troy Summary. In The Siege and Fall of Troy Graves provides a modern retelling of Homer's epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Graves relates the whole story of Troy, from its founding by Prince Scamander to the homecomings of the Greek heroes who survived the Trojan War. Troy Book is one of the most ambitious attempts in medieval vernacular poetry to recount the story of the Trojan war.

John Lydgate, monk of the great Benedictine abbey of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, began composing the poem in October on commission from Henry, Prince of Wales, later King Henry V, and he completed it in The Siege and Fall of Troy View larger image.

By: Robert Graves. Sign Up Now. Already a Member. Log In You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. Learn about membership options, or view our freely available titles. Synopsis. The siege, punctuated by battles and skirmishes including the storied deaths of the Trojan prince Hector and the nearly-invincible Achilles, lasted more than 10 years until the morning the Greek.

Get this book in print. AbeBooks; Amazon; The Siege and Fall of Troy: For Young Readers Robert Graves Limited preview - The siege and fall of Troy Robert Graves, Folio Society (London, England) Snippet view - The Siege and Fall of Troy Robert Graves No preview available - The Siege and Fall of Troy, Retold for Young People by Robert Graves.

PUBLISHER: Cassell, London. DATE: CR First Edition. ILLUSTRATOR: C. Walter Hodges. ISBN: DESCRIPTION: Good Hardcover in a Fair Dustjacket. Tan boards. Spine a bit slanted, edge and corner wear, corners bumped, two small puncture marks on front cover, light Rating: % positive.

Bombs fall over a Greek village during World War II, and a teacher takes her students to a cave for shelter. There she tells them about another war when the Greeks besieged Troy. Day after day, she recounts how the Greeks suffer from thirst, heat and homesickness, and how the opponents meet.

Helmets are cleaved, heads fly, blood flows. Buy a cheap copy of The Siege and Fall of Troy book by Robert Graves. Free shipping over $Cited by: 1.

In the Book: In the Movie Briseis comes from Lyrnessus, and is captured by the Aecheans before the siege of Troy. Briseis is a Trojan priestess and Hector's cousin, captured during the attack on Apollo's temple. Agamemnon is inspired to attack Troy by a dream sent by the gods, who want to bring his army misery for taking Briseis away from Achilles.

John Lydgate of Bury (c. – c. ) was a monk and poet, born in Lidgate, near Haverhill, Suffolk, England. Lydgate's poetic output is prodigious, amounting, at a conservative count, to aboutlines. He explored and established every major Chaucerian genre, except such as were manifestly unsuited to his profession, like the the Troy Book (30, lines), an ."Troy: Fall of a City" Siege (TV Episode ) on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more Menu.

Movies. With the Greek siege of Troy tightening its grip, Hector and Paris embark on a dangerous mission to ask a nearby ally for help. Helen begins to win over her doubters with her generosity but the Greeks have an audacious plan to get her back.

The Iliad is an epic of war in which the Greeks lay siege to Troy (in what is now Turkey). It's thought to have been written by the poet Homer about BC .