Chassy Anne For me, not really. I was familiar with a few names in this book e.g. Achilles, Thetis, Homer's The Iliad, Troy, Trojans, Odysseus, but not their stories. I think it would be even more thrilling or interesting to read this book when the reader does not necessarily have any prior knowledge of greek myths. It was the case for me - now, I seek to learn more.