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Achilles is the pre-eminent hero in all of Greek history and literature. Immortalized by the legendary poet Homer in The Iliad, he is generally recognized as the greatest warrior of antiquity! He was the strongest, fastest and most handsome of the Achaean warriors who fought at Troy. This novel traces his entire life -- from his dipping in the River Styx as a baby by his mother, Thetis, to his childhood on Mount Pelion and his education by the centaur Chiron! The book tells of his epic battles with Hector, Penthesileia (queen of the Amazons) and Memnon (son of the Dawn), as well as his love affair with Polyxena, sister of Hector. It tells of the death of Achilles and how his legend has survived for over 3,000 years.
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Mike Chapman spent 40 years as a newspaper journalist and has written 21 books. He is considered America's foremost authority on the sport of wrestling and participated in wrestling, judo and sombo himself. He has studied the legend of Achilles for 40 years. This is his third historical novel. "My goal is to take the readers into a journey through time. Back to the world of the ancient Greeks and experience the warrior phenomena." Chapman visited the site of the ancient battlefields of Troy in 2006, walking over the land where Achilles fought Hector and Memnon. He also visited the hard-to-find tomb of Achilles.
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Book Description Culture House Books, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0967608058
Book Description Culture House Books, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0967608058