[The Iliad] E–pub É Gareth Hinds


It looks like an oldish book with simple artwork pencils maybe and too much text I love The Iliad and although I think this graphic novel can be perfect for the youngsters to get to know the classic story for me it was a little dissapointing Don t expect something like 300 this is the story not only the Trojan horse but the whole story with drawings I think it s great for aproaching to Homer s tale but not so much for people that have ead the original many times like myself Homer s epic War Poem The Iliad poem The Iliad in ancient Greece is one of the most evered classics of all time and it s uite a tough The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin read for many so I was excited to discover this graphic novel version which I thought would be especially perfect for introducing youngsters to Homer s works However I m afraid there were a number of issues It was very difficult toead as the words The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity ran into one another and I felt describing it as a graphic novel was a bit of a misrepresentation it s accurately described as pretty much the entire tale in writing with a few accompanying illustrations which was not what I chose toead this for It s simply too wordy to be called a graphic novel and that of course defeats the purposeThe inclusion of maps and charts was a nice touch and much appreciated but with all of the formatting issues this was too messy to enjoy I would like to think that the finalised version will have all of the problems No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History resolved or there are going to be someather unhappy Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 readers There were also far characters than the usual telling of the story which isn t ideal and will almost certainly be off putting to many If I aeasonably astute eader have problems engaging with this then those that are younger are likely to have a similar problem I m also sadly not a fan of the artwork A great concept but poor executionMany thanks to Candlewick for an ARC Yeah I definitely wouldn t have gotten through this one in the original format Hinds cut out a lot of stuff but still 70% of the story was dedicated to describing which warrior died and how plus what was plundered and describing which warrior died and how plus what was plundered and over and what was sacrificed to one god or another I skimmed over those partsEven in such abridgement I did get a good picture of Greek life though The emphasis on warrior glory i e desecr. In a companion volume to his award winning adaptation of The Odyssey the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer's classic wartime epic More than three thousand years ago two armies faced each other in an epic battle that ewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War The Iliad Homer's legendary account of this ni. ,

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MPicture of some important Trojans note the warriors with and without their helmets and some godsThe introduction tells us why Agamemnon and Achilles are uarrelling and shows what happens next Chryses prayed to Apollo for etribution and the *god heard him Down he came from the heights of Mount Olympus the arrows of disease and * heard him Down he came from the heights of Mount Olympus the arrows of disease and attling in his uiver like thunder and darkness following in his footsteps Picture of Agamemnon and Achilles head to head Chryses praying and Apollo striding down to mix things up some Achilles is the son of Thetis a beautiful sea Goddess And He Begs and he begs to go to Zeus and ask him to intervene He s the chiefking of the gods after all and he has always had a soft spot for Thetis to put it politely Hera Zeus s wife is well aware of his weaknessesPictures of Hera pink jealous of Thetis aua who is begging Zeus I saw you bow your head to that sea trollop just now What have you promised her At the bottom of that page is this footnote If Zeus bowed his head when making a promise it was said to be an unbreakable vow There are similar notations here and there as needed plus extensive notes at the end of the book You can see even from these small examples the difference between the illustrations of the gods and the mortals which helps keep them straightI haven t ead each panel thoroughly but I can see how much attention to detail there is and how easy it would be to encourage otherwise less interested eaders to engage with eading some of these old tales I suppose Brad Pitt and Eric Bana and the film probably attracted some interest tooThere are plenty of graphic bloody battlesBattle illustration Note the gods each cheering for their own sides in the background on the top The Pink Pearl rightHere s a bit of what s available in this publication A mapMap of the armies and where they came fromIealise you can t see this here but this will give you an idea of the details includedThe first of several page by page notes to accompany the illustrated textThe lengthy author s note adds history and context There is also a good bibliography which includes this interesting link if you Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe re interestedhttpage of bronzecomCartoonistinThanks to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for the preview from which I ve copied a few illustrations. Lains of Troy into the battle itself and lay bare the complex emotions of the men women and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome This companion volume to Hinds's award winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes maps a cast of characters and other tools to helpeaders understand all the action and drama of Homer's epi. The IliadAting enemy corpses stealing armor
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the dead bodies aping enslaving women fighting over every little offense the view of women as property etc This last part highlighted to me exactly why Barker was compelled to give voice to the women of Trojan War the The Silence of the Girls Too bad she failed so spectacularly at doing itThe most interesting for me was trying to understand the interplay of gods and fate I am not sure I fully comprehend why the gods even wasted SO MUCH time interfering if ultimately they all knew what the end would be Was it just for kicks To distract themselves from the boredom of their immortal livesAnd "finally I see why the notion of AchillesPatroclus omance is so irresistible By "I see why the notion of AchillesPatroclus Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela romance is so irresistible By the most emotional part of The Iliad was the one of Achilles throwing himself around in grief after Patroclus s death I understand this particular ship much better now Wow There is a lot going on in this book Like a super lot For me someone who is not well versed in the Iliad or Greek mythology this was just too dense Reading this felt a bit like trying to watch all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones condensed into one season Theesult is a massive info dump of character names and Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction relations 45 This is not the story of the Trojan War Or at least not the whole story The war was fought over a woman Or possibly an apple or a lot of gold or control of tradeoutes Here s what supposedly happened the two mightiest gods Zeus and Poseidon were both attracted to a sea nymph named Thetis This is a long full on graphic novel not a short comic book I have not compared it to official versions I can t say original because this was written around the 12th century BCE before commoncurrent era but there is poetry uoted and the language used by the characters is written in a manner that suggests historic ather than modern timesI make no attempt to summarise the story other than to say it includes all the elements of a than to say it includes all the elements of a dramatic action adventure omance jealousy heroes kings gods and goddesses magic and weakness Oh yes and war not to forget the Trojan War I ve captured a few of the illustrations which are done as coloured drawings some very detailed and some sketchy particularly those of the mythical gods and goddesses and Drea. Ne year ordeal is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature In this stunning graphic novel adaptation a thoroughly Octavio's Journey researched and artfullyendered masterwork Philosophy in Social Work renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic Dynamic illustrations takeeaders directly to the