The Legend of Odysseus (Rebuilding the Past)

by Peter Connolly

Paperback, 1991



Call number

398.2 Con

Call number

398.2 Con

Local notes

398.2 Con




Oxford University Press (1991), Paperback, 80 pages


Recounts the involvement of Odysseus and the other Greek heroes in the Trojan War and the hardships and adventures endured by Odysseus on his way home from the war. Site reconstructions, photographs, and other archeological evidence depict the civilization of the Greek world at the time of this legendary story.

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Physical description

80 p.; 8.75 x 0.25 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member themulhern
Interweaves the stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey with the archaeological background of the same. Connolly's lively and violent illustrations accompany the stories. The archaeological discussions have many photographs of artifacts. It is enjoyable to page between the two, seeing how Connolly's
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artistic reconstructions are derived from the paintings and inlays and funeral masks and sculptures found by the archaeologists. The cover illustration for my edition is from the Iliad; Ajax defends the Greek ships from the furious attacks of the Trojans, especially Hector. The other principal illustration is from the Odyssey: a storm tossed ship.

It seems very odd to me that any culture would prefer wheels with just four spokes.

Those Greek gods were such cheats!
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LibraryThing member Rubygarnet
Not precisely a graphic novel but so rich with beautiful illustrations it might as well be.




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