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Achilles the Hero: Epic and Legendary Leaders (The World's Greatest Myths and Legends)

Achilles the Hero: Epic and Legendary Leaders (The World's Greatest Myths and Legends)

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Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
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The story of Achilles up to the fall of Troy, a legendary warrior, a hero in history, a leader whose influence lives on in the mythologies of antiquity.

With a new introduction, this life of the warrior leader Achilles focuses on the ten-year siege of Troy, but also gathers accounts of the early life of Achilles as portrayed by authors from classical times through to late Antiquity and the modern era. It features the epic events of the Trojan wars: the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles; the adventures of the noble Hector; the games and impersonations played by the gods of Ancient Greece who use humankind as shadow puppets in their own conflicts; the death of Patroclus; the final reconciliation of Achilles and Agamemnon; the death of Hector and the touching final scenes with aged King Priam, who seeks to recover the body of Hector, his son, the ideal warrior.

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About the Author

Eirene Allen PhD is the director of the Institute for Classics Education, which supports educators who teach Homer and ancient Greek texts in the classroom. Her writing and research focus on Homer and classical Greek texts. Her publications include study guides for the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, and numerous plays by Sophocles and Euripides.

Jake Jackson has written, edited and contributed to over 20 books on mythology and folklore. Related works include studies of Babylonian creation myths, the philosophy of time and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.