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HOMER'S ILIAD

HOMER'S ILIAD
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$6.95
It’s a tale you know—but one so powerful that each time you “meet” it, you find more to like and perhaps dislike. Ancient, yes—but with something for every person and every age! This month’s DIG dives into Homer’s epic tale, The Iliad.

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DIG INTO HISTORY October 2017

Cover art by Brad Walker


It’s a tale you know—but one so powerful that each time you “meet” it, you find more to like and perhaps dislike. Ancient, yes—but with something for every person and every age! This month’s DIG dives into Homer’s epic tale, The Iliad. Read experts’ thoughts about who Homer really was, how accurate Homer’s descriptions of battle are, and the Iliad’s legacy today. Was Homer color-blind? Is the Iliad based on facts? Find out experts’ thoughts in these articles:


“No!” by Anthony Hollingsworth

“The Who and What” by Liz Johnson

“Our Ships!” by Anthony Hollingsworth

“The Role of the Gods” by Justin D. Lyons

“My Friend” by Anthony Hollingsworth

“Weapons and Warfare” by Justin D. Lyons

“Grief!” by Anthony Hollingsworth

“Understanding Achilles” by Justin D. Lyons

“Reading Achilles’ Shield” by Angela Murock Hussein

“Was Homer Colorblind” by Tricia Carey

 

The ‘Let’s Go Digging’ section includes details about the surprising excavation of the city of Troy, thought by some to be nothing more than a legend! Read more about magic in the Iliad and elaborate Greek burial rites in these articles:

 “The Search for Troy” by Emily Abbink

“Clues to Homer” by Nell Wright

“Fiction or Fact” by Chaddie Kruger

“A Look at the Magic” by Nell Wright

 

Regular features include Five Facts, Map, Fun with Words, The Callope Chronicles, Fast Forward, Interestingly, Tales It Is!, Ask Away, This & That, Off the Shelf/ On the Net, In the Headlines, and ARtifacts