Song of Achilles (Hardcover)

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You’ve definitely heard of Achilles, the greatest of all the Greek warriors, but have you heard of his foremost companion, Patroclus? Perhaps he isn’t as bold as some other heroes, but he is still a tragic hero nonetheless. This is the tale of the Iliad reimagined, with a cast of characters that will pull on your heartstrings in the best way possible. It’s the perfect story for lovers of mythology (and even those who aren’t)!

-Kirsten

— From Kirsten's Recs

March 2012 Indie Next List


“It's a daunting effort to recast an ancient tale, but classics scholar Miller proves that she is worth of the task with this finely wrought debut grafted from the historical root of the Trojan War. By focusing on Achilles' near-fatherly love for Patroclus, we see an intimate side of the great Achilles, long overshadowed by Homer's portrayal of his exploits in war and his 'great rage' against the Trojans. Miller's homage to The Iliad is sharp and strengthened by her knowledge and exquisite prose.”
— Robert A. Geake, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Fall '12 Reading Group List


“It's a daunting effort to recast an ancient tale, but classics scholar Miller proves that she is worthy of the task with this finely wrought debut grafted from the historical root of the Trojan War. By focusing on Achilles' near-fatherly love for Patroclus, we see an intimate side of the great Achilles, long overshadowed by Homer's portrayal of his exploits in war and his 'great rage' against the Trojans. Miller's homage to The Iliad is sharp and strengthened by her knowledge and exquisite prose.”
— Robert A. Geake, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Product Details
ISBN: 9781408816035
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Pages: 352

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