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An Arrow's Flight
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An Arrow's Flight

By Merlis,Mark

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1998. A novel combining elements from the Trojan war and contemporary Gay culture.The siege of Troy has dragged on for ten years, with no end in sight, when an oracle supplies the Greeks with the recipe for victory. All they need is Pyrrhus, son of the fallen Achilles. But Pyrrhus has been putting his godlike form to profitable use as a go-go dancer in the big city. Why should he leave the party, give up his hard-bought freedom, just because some voice in a jar says he must strap on a suit of hand-me-down armor? Still, he has always known destiny had plans for him, some more glittering future than life as a used-up hustler on a park bench somewhere. So he sails for Troy, hoping to transform himself into the bronzed immortal history requires. Instead, on an unscheduled detour, he stumbles through his first lessons on how to be a man. Magically blending ancient headlines and modern myth, Merlis creates a fabulous new world where legendary heroes declare their endowments in the personal ads and any panhandler just might be a divinity in disguise. Comical, moving, startling in its audacity and range, An Arrow"s Flight is a profound meditation on gay identity, straight power, and human liberation." Remainder mark, else near fine. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$45.00

King of Ithaca
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King of Ithaca

By Iliffe, Glyn

London: Pan, 2009. Greece is a country in turmoil, divided by feuding kingdoms desiring wealth, power and revenge. When Eperitus, a young exiled soldier, comes to the aid of a group of warriors in battle, little does he know that it will be the start of an incredible adventure. For he is about to join the charismatic Odysseus, Prince of Ithaca, on a vital quest to save his homeland. Odysseus travels to Sparta to join the most famous heroes of the time in paying suit to the sensuous Helen. Armed with nothing but his wits and intelligence, he must enter a treacherous world of warfare and politics to compete for the greatest prize in Greece. But few care for the problems of an impoverished prince when war with Troy is beckoning . . . An epic saga set in one of the most dramatic periods of history, King of Ithaca is a voyage of discovery of one mans journey to become a King -- and a legend. . First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. As New.

$10.00

The Stories of the Greeks : Men and Gods, Greeks and Trojans, The Vengeance of the Gods.

By Warner,Rex

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967. Stories about Greece based on ancient literary sources : " Gods & Men" has its basis in Ovid's Metamorpohses; "Greeks and Trojans" on Homer's Iliad; and "Vengeance of the Gods" on the plots of the ancient Greek dramatists. All three popular books are now reprinted in an omnibus volume.105p. illus. Clean crisp tight copy, but slight bumps on 2 corners, else near fine. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$21.00

The Trojan Women [With] Helen and Orestes By Yiannis Ritsos

By Euripides ; Ritsos, Yannis; MacEwen, Gwendolyn ; Tsingos, Nikos, (Translators)

Toronto: Exile Editions, 1990. With a stunning command of the Greek language and a mastery of poetic nuance, this translation of Euripides' play breathes unparalleled life into an ancient masterpiece. Using vocabulary that gives the sense that the play was written with an appreciation of and application to the 20th and 21st centuries, this adaptation goes beyond the timeless plot of the consequences of war and the fate of both the victors and the losers and focuses on the modern-day issues of feminism and women's rights. Also included in this volume are two long poems--"Helen" and "Orestes"--by contemporary Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize. (Neat tight copy but marred with some pencil underlinings & comments in margins) . Reprint. Original Wraps. Good.

$10.00

The Gates of Troy
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The Gates of Troy

By Iliffe, Glyn

London, United Kingdom: Pan, 2010. 'It's ten years since Odysseus and the warrior, Eperitus, joined the heroes of the age to compete for the hand of Helen of Sparta. Settled in his small island kingdom, Odysseus wants nothing more than to rule Ithaca in peace. Meanwhile Eperitus, frustrated at his quiet life, dreams of glory in battle. When the lion-motifed sails of Agamemnon appear on the horizon, Odysseus knows that the time for peace is over and a time of war is beginning. Helen of Sparta has been abducted by a prince of Troy and the hosts of ancient Greece are gathering. As the greatest names flock to join the crusade, only Achilles is missing. Odysseus must use all his wits and cunning to hunt him down and persuade him to join their cause. For without Achilles, the gates of Troy will never fall.. First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. As New.

$10.00

Helen of Troy
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Helen of Troy

By George, Margaret

New York: Viking, 2006. Large heavy volume. A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face ''launched a thousand ships'' Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity’s bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now Margaret George, the highly acclaimed bestselling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy. Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen’s discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of twenty, the world’s most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage—until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris. And once the lovers flee to Troy, war, murder, and tragedy become inevitable. In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a timeless legend in a me'' . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$15.00

The Memoirs of Helen of Troy
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The Memoirs of Helen of Troy

By Elyot, Amanda

New York: Crown, 2005. " As despised as she was desired, Helen of Troy is one of history's most notorious women. In this groundbreaking and richly dramatic novel, the familiar story of passion and violence is told from a new perspective: that of Helen herself.". First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$20.00

The Song of Achilles
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The Song of Achilles

By Miller, Madeline

New York: Ecco / HarperCollins, 2012. WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 "A breathtakingly original rendering of the Trojan War - a devastating love story and a tale of gods and kings, immortal fame and the human heart 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 ... . First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

The Fall of Troy
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The Fall of Troy

By Ackroyd, Peter

London: Chatto & Windus, 2006. "I cannot wait to bring you to the plain of Troy. To show you the place where Hector and Achilles fought. To show you the palace of Priam. And the walls where the Trojan women watched their warriors in battle with the invader. It will stir your blood, Sophia. " Sophia Chrysanthis is in her twenties when the celebrated German archaeologist Herr Obermann seeks her out; comes wooing: he wants a Greek bride who knows her Homer. Sophia passes his test, and soon she is tying canvas sacking to her legs, so that she can kneel on the hard ground in the trench, removing the earth methodically, identifying salient points, lifting out amphorae and bronze vessels without damaging them. "Archaeology is not a science, " Obermann says. "It is an art. " Obermann is very good at the art of archaeology-perhaps too good.... Obsessive and intuitive, he is a romantic visionary". 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$30.00

Troy
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Troy

By Geras, Adele

New York: Harcourt Inc., 2001. 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$20.00

The Trojan War

By Coolidge,Olivia [Homer]

New York: Houghton Mifflin., 1952. Homer's Iliad for children Exceptionally clean crisp copy . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. Illus. by Edouard Sandoz. Library Edition .

$11.50

Goddess of Yesterday
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Goddess of Yesterday

By Cooney, Caroline B.

New York: Delacorte Press, 2002. A brave, resourceful 12-year-old girl named Anaxandra is the focus of this vivid re-invention of the gripping tale of Helen of Troy. Kidnapped at the age of six by King Nicander and taken to a tiny island far from home, Anaxandra is the lone person left alive years later, after a pirate attack. At Medusa's bidding, she impersonates his daughter, Princess Callisto, when King Menelaus discovers her and brings her to Sparta. There, Anaxandra finds herself in the company of Helen, and enters into the chaotic arena that is the Trojan War.Nice copy marred by two dents on bottom - shelf wear. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$17.50

Troy : Lord of the Silver Bow
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Troy : Lord of the Silver Bow

By Gemmell, David

London: Corgi Books, 2006. "Three lives will change the destiny of nations: Helikaon, the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood; the priestess Andromache, whose fiery spirit and fierce independence threatens the might of kings; and the legendary warrior Argurios, cloaked in loneliness and driven only by thoughts of revenge. In Troy they find a city torn apart by destructive rivalries â₠� a maelstrom of jealousy, deceit and murderous treachery. And beyond its fabled walls blood-hungry enemies eye its riches and plot its downfall. It is a time of bravery and betrayal; a time of bloodshed and fear; a time for heroes. ". First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Cassandra

By Bailey, Hilary

London: Jonathan Cape, 1993. Re-imagined story of the Trojan War .. from the point of view of Kassandra, the beautiful and tormented royal princess of Troy.. 1st.UK Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$35.00

Olympos
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Olympos

By Simmons, Dan

New York: EOS/HarperTorch, 2006. "Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the t ext set forth in Homer"s timeless narrative. But that was before one observer -- Twenty-first Century scholar Thomas Hockenberry -- stirred the bloody brew; before an enraged Achilles joined forces with his archenemy Hector; and before the fleet-footed mankiller turned his murderous wrath on Zeus, Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, Apollo, and the entire pantheon of divine manipulators. all bets are off.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Trojan Gold
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Trojan Gold

By Peters, Elizabeth

New York: Avon, 2000. Pbk. Very Good.

$7.00

The Return from Troy

By Clarke, Lindsay

London: HarperCollins, 2006. The Return from Troy is the second book in the Troy series ''Vigorous new life is breathed into the myth's of Homer's Iliad in Lindsay Clarke's new dramatic retelling of the wars fought for the Bronze Age City of Troy.Paris and Helen, Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra, Achilles, Odysseus and Hector are rejuvenated in this startlingly contemporary drama of the passions.Here two powerful generations of men and women live out their destinies in the timeless zone where myth and history intersect, and where quarrels among immortal gods mirror the conflicts of the human heart. This imaginative retelling will surely benefit from the renewed interest in this classic myth." . First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Fine.

$8.00

The Return from Troy
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The Return from Troy

By Clarke, Lindsay

London: HarperCollins, 2006. The Return from Troy is the second book in the Troy series ''Vigorous new life is breathed into the myth's of Homer's Iliad in Lindsay Clarke's new dramatic retelling of the wars fought for the Bronze Age City of Troy.Paris and Helen, Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra, Achilles, Odysseus and Hector are rejuvenated in this startlingly contemporary drama of the passions.Here two powerful generations of men and women live out their destinies in the timeless zone where myth and history intersect, and where quarrels among immortal gods mirror the conflicts of the human heart. This imaginative retelling will surely benefit from the renewed interest in this classic myth." . First Edition. Hard. New/New.

$30.00

The Memoirs of Helen of Troy
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The Memoirs of Helen of Troy

By Elyot, Amanda

New York: Crown, 2005. " As despised as she was desired, Helen of Troy is one of history's most notorious women. In this groundbreaking and richly dramatic novel, the familiar story of passion and violence is told from a new perspective: that of Helen herself.". First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$20.00

The Memoirs of Helen of Troy
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The Memoirs of Helen of Troy

By Elyot, Amanda

New York: Random House, 2005. " As despised as she was desired, Helen of Troy is one of history's most notorious women. In this groundbreaking and richly dramatic novel, the familiar story of passion and violence is told from a new perspective: that of Helen herself.". First Thus. Hard Cover. New/New. Large Type.

$25.00

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