Greek Classics

Brave warriors, noble heroes, women of divine beauty and envious gods moved by human passions come alive in these retellings of the most famous of Greek myths. The Iliad tells what happens in the ninth year of the siege of Troy, when the Greeks employ an ingenious stratagem that may well determine the outcome of the war, while The Odyssey is the story of the hero Odysseus’s eventful voyage home and how he deals with those who are working to usurp his kingdom and turn his wife away from him.

Brilliantly retold by Beatrice Sampatakou and illustrated by Thanos Tsilis, these two titles are the first joint productions with Real Reads’ Greek partner publisher Savvalas. Future plans include actable versions of some of the most famous Greek plays by Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus – watch this space!

The Iliad

The Iliad cover

Homer

Retold by Beatrice Sampatakou

Illustrated by Thanos Tsilis

ISBN 978-1-906230-53-1

£4.99

It is the ninth year of the siege of Troy by the Greeks. Will the fighting go on for ever?

Achilles, the greatest of Greek heroes, is angered by Agamemnon and decides to withdraw from the battle. What is the reason for his wrath? Is there anything that will make him change his mind and return to the battlefield?

Both armies have suffered tremendous losses, and the long war seems to be heading towards a stalemate. The Greeks, however, have an ingenious stratagem that may well determine the outcome of the war.

Brave warriors, noble heroes, women of divine beauty and envious gods moved by human passions come alive in this wonderful retelling of the most famous epic war story of all time.

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The Iliad spread 1 The Iliad spread 2 The Iliad spread 3

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey cover

Homer

Retold by Beatrice Sampatakou

Illustrated by Thanos Tsilis

ISBN 978-1-906230-54-8

£4.99

After ten long years of war and the fall of Troy, the Greek hero Odysseus sets sail for his homeland. His voyage, however, is destined to take much longer than he expects.

During his eventful journey Odysseus comes across all sorts of monsters and mythical creatures, and loses his ships and crew. When he finally reaches his beloved island he finds his queen besieged by suitors who claim his throne. What tricks will Penelope resort to in her effort to avoid them? And how does Odysseus get rid of the impudent suitors and regain his wife and kingdom?

The amazing adventures of the legendary hero come alive in this masterful retelling of Odysseus’s epic voyage.

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The Odyssey spread 1 The Odyssey spread 2 The Odyssey spread 3

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