When Achilles was born, the Fatesthe three female deities who shaped peoples livesannounced that his destiny would be tied to that of Troy Son of the nymph Thetis and Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, the fiercest warriors in all of Greece, Achilles was raised by the centaur Chiron, who taught the boy fighting skills and imbued him with a strong sense of honor.When asked to help avenge the Greeks against the Trojans, who had kidnapped the Greek princess Helen, Achilles answers the call, even though his mother warns him that battling the Trojans will bring him eternal glory but will cost him his life Fighting alongside the troops of King Agamemnon, Achilless sense of honor and capacity for empathy are both tested Achilles goes on to meet his fate against the Trojans but, in the end, who really decided his fate Was it the gods, or was it Achilles himself This epic tale is enlivened by bold and beautiful illustrations reminiscent of ancient Greek art Ages nine to twelve....
|Title||:||The Fate of Achilles|
|Publisher||:||J Paul Getty Museum 1 edition September 6, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|File Size||:||684 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Fate of Achilles Reviews
The Fate of Achilles is a beautifully-illustrated graphic novel that retells the story of the ill-fated Achilles. It is based on Homer's Iliad and other tales of ancient Greece. The story is illustrated and written by Bimba Landmann, and the illustrations are quite breathtaking. The fact that the book itself is an oversized hardback helps as it provides the artist the opportunity to portray a larger than life story as it should be depicted.
We already love Bimba Landmann for her work on Leonardo