The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

by Padraic Colum

Description:  A masterful reshaping of the stories of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey into a single narrative by Irish poet Padraic Colum. His simple yet vigorous prose brings the adventures of Odysseus to life for younger readers, especially when paired with attractive illustrations in both color and black and white by Willy Pogany.

Additional information:

Ages:  10-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2016
ISBN:  978-1-63334-542-3
Genres:  Literature, Greek Hero Tales

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Table of Contents

2. The Summons
3. Beset by Wooers
4. Telemachus Speaks Boldly
5. The Council Meets
6. Preparations for the Voyage
7. The Minstrel Sings of Troy
8. At Pylos
9. At Sparta
10. An Encounter with Proteus
11. Achilles Joins the Expedition
12. A Quarrel Arises
13. The Embassy to Achilles
14. The Battle Rages
15. Patroklos Prepares To Enter the Fray
16. The Slaying of Patroklos
17. The Armor of Achilles
18. Achilles Enters the Battle
19. Hector Bids Farewell to Andromache
20. The Slaying of Hector
21. The Ransoming of Hector
22. Weeping over Hector
23. The Wooden Horse
24. Telemachus Departs

26. Odysseus Sets Sail
27. A Gracious Welcome
28. Hospitality of the Phaeacians
29. Odysseus Begins His Tale
30. On the Isle of Circe
31. Perils at Sea
32. Odysseus Returns to Ithaka
33. At the Swineherd's Hut
34. Encounter with Telemachus
35. A Beggar on His Own Threshold
36. The Beggars Clash
37. Penelope Enters the Hall
38. Foreshadowings
39. The Bending of the Bow
40. The Slaying of the Wooers
41. The Recognition
42. The Aftermath

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