Song of Achilles (Hardcover)

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Everything you loved about Homer (the battles, the love triangles, the
gods and goddesses) without the archaic language of the originals.
Let's face it, the Iliad was a fantastic steamy soap opera, and The Song
of Achilles is the wonderful story of Achilles and Patrocles' role
within the tale.
Heart wrenching, and beautifully wrought; I loved it.

— Jessilynn

March 2012 Indie Next List


“It's a daunting effort to recast an ancient tale, but classics scholar Miller proves that she is worth of the task with this finely wrought debut grafted from the historical root of the Trojan War. By focusing on Achilles' near-fatherly love for Patroclus, we see an intimate side of the great Achilles, long overshadowed by Homer's portrayal of his exploits in war and his 'great rage' against the Trojans. Miller's homage to The Iliad is sharp and strengthened by her knowledge and exquisite prose.”
— Robert A. Geake, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Fall '12 Reading Group List


“It's a daunting effort to recast an ancient tale, but classics scholar Miller proves that she is worthy of the task with this finely wrought debut grafted from the historical root of the Trojan War. By focusing on Achilles' near-fatherly love for Patroclus, we see an intimate side of the great Achilles, long overshadowed by Homer's portrayal of his exploits in war and his 'great rage' against the Trojans. Miller's homage to The Iliad is sharp and strengthened by her knowledge and exquisite prose.”
— Robert A. Geake, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Product Details
ISBN: 9781408816035
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Pages: 352
 

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