The Iliad (READ)
E 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 es 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 Deep Learning For The Life Sciences you bowour head to that sea trollop just now What have ou 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 extensive notes at the 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 ou can t see this here but this armies and where they came fromI realise The Unconventionals you can t see this here but this giveou 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 Vermont Off The Beaten Path R you re interestedhttpage of bronzecomCartoonistinThanks to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for the preview from which I ve copied a few illustrations How I wish that Discord could be banished from the world There have been many novels that chose the greatest war story of all time as their setting Trilogies playsou name it This graphic novel by Gareth Hinds is probably the best adaptation I ve ever encounteredNarrating the rhapsodies of Homer s immortal epic is no easy task However Hinds succeeds in transferring the Trojan War in the contemporary art of the Graphic novel and retaining the beauty of the Homeric language and the violent atmosphere of the bloody dispute between the Achaeans and the Trojans I was impressed by the style of the illustrations the way the Greek deities were depicted the clothes the weaponry the architecture Every characteristic of the Bronze Age is brilliantly portrayed The impressive moments are many The fury of Achilles the interventions of the Olympians Helen s guilt Agamemnon s arrogance Hector s despair The futility of a war for power and greed the sacrilege the dubious glory Brilliant translation extraordinary artworkImagine a universe where Homer returns to life in our world and decides to become a Graphic Novel artist This would be his new Iliad Thank ou Gareth HindsMany thanks to Candlewick Press and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest reviewMy reviews can also be found 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. ,
Here 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 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 I typically love mythology especially Greek mythology but this gets bogged down by too many details I don t need to know the 50 people each character killed in battle and who each of those people s dads were I often found myself skimming through the book to finish After dragging through 272 pages the story of the Trojan war isn t finished either It ends where the Iliad ends after Achilles and Hector s final battle It drags on for too long after that giving the book an unsatisfying ending The art reminds me of textbook art Received a review copy from Candlewick Press and NetGalley All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned 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 Readingor Greek mythology this was just too dense Reading felt a bit like trying to watch all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones condensed into one season The result is a massive info dump of character names and relationships and that doesn t leave a ton of room for engaging story I chose to read this because I thought it would be an easier way to familiarize myself with the stories I think the opposite is true This material will be much enjoyed by those who already have some understanding of the story My 10 ear old nephew who has been absorbing these stories since he was about 6 would LOVE this He already knows the background information so reading this would not nearly be the same struggle for him I think this is well suited for that kind of readerThe art here is good and I appreciate the efforts Hinds made to try to differentiate between the characters I also uite like the notes throughout that explain certain words or ideas Overall I give this 3 stars but think that people familiar with the story will like this much than I did Thank ou to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for providing me with a DRC of this book I don t Know How Many Of how many of out there went to Sunday School as children but I remember having to read these god awful children s books with truly ugly art depicting bible tales Watercolor with bland as hell poses and expressions for everyone all so worthless that I wished they had just done withou 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 befor. Ne ear 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 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 oungsters 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 t expect something like 300 this is the story not only 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 read the original many times like myself Rating 4 stars HEA You know it s not going to happen I ll never follow our orders again if Microfluidic Electrophoresis you take Briseis And shouldou lay claim to anything else of mine our blood will soak my spear The Iliad has always been my favorite of the three classics I don t know exactly why but I guess there s something uneuivocally sad and melancholic about Achilles s character and the madness he experienced after Patroclus s death The same madness that drove him to kill Hector and fulfill that atrocious prophecyThis graphic novel was interesting to the point I didn t want it to end Told in prose lines and stunning drawings it s one of the most beautiful versions of the Iliad I have ever seen I would recommend it to adults but children as well The drawings were engaging and those who portrayed Patroclus and Hector s death were poignant and uietly elouentLoved the electronic version I am wondering about the paperback Thank ou Netgalley and Candlewick Press for providing me this copy in exchange for an honest review Thoughts and opinions are my own Homer s epic war poem The Iliad set in ancient Greece is one of the most revered classics of all time and it s uite a tough read for many so I was excited to discover this graphic novel version which I thought would be especially perfect for introducing oungsters to Homer s works However I m afraid there were a number of issues It was very difficult to read as the words 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 ToI chose to 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 resolved or there are going to be some rather unhappy 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 a reasonably astute reader have problems engaging with this then those that areto many If I a reasonably astute reader have problems engaging with this then those that are 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 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 ou 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 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 ears 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.