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Song of Achilles (Hardcover)

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March 2012
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

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Product Details ISBN-10: 1408826429
ISBN-13: 9781408826423
Published: Bloomsbury UK, 09/01/2011
Language: English