The War That Killed Achilles ~ Caroline Alexander

Alexander’s illuminating and heavily researched book breaks down The Iliad, Homer’s epic, always with a keen eye peeled for what the classic work can tell us about its primary subject: war. Make no mistake. Alexander hammers the point home time and time again. Where is she coming from? She tells us right off by titleing her first chapter “The Things They Carried”, a nod to Tim O’Brien’s modern day classic about war. [Continued on the Iliad page]

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