The Song of Achilles

Greece in the age of Heroes.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.

More Books:

The Song of Achilles
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Madeline Miller
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-05 - Publisher: A&C Black

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not
Circe
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Madeline Miller
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-19 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child โ€“ not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous
Galatea
Language: en
Pages: 20
Authors: Madeline Miller
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-04 - Publisher: A&C Black

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece โ€“ the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen โ€“ the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long
Study Guide
Language: en
Pages: 110
Authors: Supersummary
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-15 - Publisher:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 109-page guide for "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 33 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content
The Song of the Sirens
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Pietro Pucci
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In this collection of his essays on Homer, some new and some appearing for the first time in English, the distinguished scholar Pietro Pucci examines the linguistic and rhetorical features of the poet's works. Arguing that there can be no purely historical interpretation, given that the parameters of interpretation are

Popular All Time

Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery
Comfort Food
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1
Franklin Barbecue
Myron Mixon: Keto BBQ
Everyone's Table
The Vintage Baker
Authentic Mexican
Weeknight Smoking on Your Traeger and Other Pellet Grills
Just Desserts
Nathalie Dupree's Favorite Stories & Recipes
The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant
How to Grill Vegetables
The Vegan Meat Cookbook
The Fat Chance Cookbook
Cook This Book
Magnolia Table
Kevin Belton's New Orleans Celebrations

Recent Books: