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The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus
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Aug 10, 08

bookshelves: fiction, greek-literature, mythology, epic
Recommended for: fans of ancient epic
Read in August, 2008

Fills in all the details of the Trojan War that Homer left off. What happened after Priam got Hector's body back? How do Achilles and Paris die? What about the Trojan horse? The language is archaic, but I found that endearing, like hearing the Old King James version. It is true that many sections will be laborious. There is only so much that you can take of one hero killing in detail a bunch of other Greeks or Trojans who I've never heard of.
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