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  • The Iliad
  • Gareth Hinds
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  • 02 October 2019
  • 9780763681135

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Characters Ù PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Gareth Hinds Gareth Hinds ✓ 2 Free read The Iliad Review Ú 102 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 researched and artfully rendered masterwork renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the p. 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 fought 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 desecrating enemy corpses stealing armor off the dead bodies raping and 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 romance is so irresistible By far 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

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Characters Ù PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Gareth Hinds Gareth Hinds ✓ 2 Free read The Iliad Review Ú 102 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 rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War The Iliad Homer's legendary account of this ni. 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 trade routes 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 rather than modern timesI make no attempt to summarise the story other than to say it includes all the elements of a good dramatic action adventure romance 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 DreamPicture 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 retribution and the god heard him Down he came from the heights of Mount Olympus the arrows of disease and death rattling 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 her 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 read 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 readers to engage with reading 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 rightHere s a bit of what s available in this publication A mapMap of the armies and where they came fromI realise 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 re interestedhttpage of bronzecomCartoonistinThanks to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for the preview from which I ve copied a few illustrations

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Characters Ù PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Gareth Hinds Gareth Hinds ✓ 2 Free read The Iliad Review Ú 102 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 help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's epi. sighsI LOVE the Iliad and the Odyssey so when I saw this on a friend s timeline here I reuested the ARC from Netgalley and was really happy when I got approved That happiness died a very uick but unfortunately still very painful deathThe story is almost as old as literature itself An epic confrontation between several Greek city states led by Agamemnon and his brother helped by lesser lords against the legendary kingdom of TroyHelen and Paris Hector and Priam Achilles and Patroclus a host of Greek gods Odysseus the famous horse you knowThe aspects of this epic story are myriad and awesome so I thought reading bout it in a compact form and illustrated too would be cool Sadly that was not the case The art was maybe not exactly bad but too simple Like one of those very old picture books explaining difficult scientific or historical matters to children It wasn t ugly but it was bland from the lack of actual backgrounds to the lack of facial expressions or body languageMoreover while the story here is close to the source material the characterizations were so annoying especially the gods and the dialogues so boring that I found myself skimming the text But I also started flying through the images pretty soon as there were no great details or anything excitinginterestingIn short I m glad I got an ARC because I d be uite angry if I had spent money on this Harry Gruyaert 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 help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's Burning Central Coven 2 epi. sighsI LOVE the Iliad and the Odyssey so when I saw this on a friend s timeline here I reuested the ARC from Netgalley and was really happy when I got approved That happiness died a very uick but unfortunately still very painful deathThe story is almost as old as literature itself An A Cry in the Wilderness Poetry from Pakistan epic confrontation between several Greek city states led by Agamemnon and his brother helped by lesser lords against the legendary kingdom of TroyHelen and Paris Hector and Priam Achilles and Patroclus a host of Greek gods Odysseus the famous horse you knowThe aspects of this Secret Sins epic story are myriad and awesome so I thought reading bout it in a compact form and illustrated too would be cool Sadly that was not the case The art was maybe not A Wedding in Hell exactly bad but too simple Like one of those very old picture books Lee Child CD Audiobook Bundle explaining difficult scientific or historical matters to children It wasn t ugly but it was bland from the lack of actual backgrounds to the lack of facial Enchantress Mine expressions or body languageMoreover while the story here is close to the source material the characterizations were so annoying Les Cin et le trésor de Rouépine especially the gods and the dialogues so boring that I found myself skimming the text But I also started flying through the images pretty soon as there were no great details or anything Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East excitinginterestingIn short I m glad I got an ARC because I d be uite angry if I had spent money on this