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A thrilling and controversial novelization of the ancient epic by the acclaimed historical novelist of I, Claudius.
The war between the Greeks and the Trojans has reached a fever pitch. Offended by Agamemnon, the great Greek warrior Achilles is in his tent, refusing to fight. But then Trojan prince Hector slaughters Patroclus, Achilles’s close friend. Willing or not, Achilles must take revenge for his friend’s death, even if it will result in his own.
The Anger of Achilles is a novelized interpretation of Homer’s Iliad, told by noted classicist and historical novelist Robert Graves. In this innovative take on the classic tale, Achilles comes to life in all his vivid rage, bravery, passion, and lust for battle. Combining his expertise in ancient Greek warfare and culture with a famed talent for compelling storytelling, Robert Graves is the ideal translator to bring this ancient epic of war to a modern audience.
“The translation is lucid and concise, the work of a scholar of some originality.” —Kirkus Reviews