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Iliad ad Nihilum: Psychê, Conscience, Wonder
You set the price! Words: 224,120. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Paragon of warrior valor, or, à la Shakespeare, “idol of idiot worshippers”? This study contends that The Iliad, authored by an ironic sixth century Athenian, unfolds a revolutionary critique of the martial aristocracy. Achilles is undone by his own curse of pothê upon the Achaeans, exposed to an experience of thauma, or wonder, at Patroclus’ psychê, in the first glimmerings of conscience.
The Shadow of the Lie
Series: Adventures in Time and Magic, Book 2. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 153,730. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
The main protagonist, the five boys and Merdlyn the wizard are approached by a Magi from ancient Persia who claims that the Persian Empire is actually under the control of the Demon Aesma and that it is Merdlyn and the boys who must save the world from his domination of the world.
In Defense Of Troy: The Prince's Ascent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,320. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Trojan War is in its eighth year. Sarpedon King of Lykia leads its defense as Priam is too old to fight and his eldest son Hektor too inexperienced. Together the brave Sarpedon and the wily Priam have forged a motley alliance capable of holding out against the overwhelming might of Agamemnon’s armada. Agamemnon, though, is secretly implementing a new strategy to bring the City to its knees.
Thetis, Peleus, and Achilles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,680. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Achilles' goddess mother and human father are at loggerheads. She wants long life for their son; he believes that, with events propelling both gods and men toward the Trojan War, peace is unlikely for Achilles. Chrion the Centaur trains the youth, the powerful try to manipulate him, and his parents struggle to bridge the gap between mortal life and eternity.
Hector and Achilles
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,540. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical
HECTOR AND ACHILLES is an action-packed retelling in dramatic verse of the events surrounding the epic duel between Hector and Achilles. Based on Homer's ILLIAD, it is filled with action, passion, soaring verse, and even rollicking humor. [A Verse Drama (play in 9 scenes) by Edward Eaton (©2013) released by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.]
The Memnid
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,800. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The MEMNID details the adventures of Memnon, son of the mythological goddess of the Dawn, as he and his comrades traverse the perilous seas to assist the Trojans against the invading Grecian armies. During his voyage, Memnon encounters vengeful immortals, monstrous fiends, mischievous deities, and ravishing goddesses – all intent upon preventing his arrival to Troy.
My Achilles' Heel: How to Overcome Achilles Tendinopathy
Price: $10.50 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: British English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
A personal account of how I overcame a very chronic condition of Achilles Tendonitis, giving advise upon the various forms of therapy.
Homer's "Iliad": A Retelling in Prose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,920. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Classics
This is a retelling of Homer's great epic poem ILIAD in novel form.
Andromakhe: the Epic Story of Troy and a Woman's Triumphant Valor
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 199,990. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Rob Preece. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Troy is doomed by the gods but the hero, Hector, stands against fate. By his side, Andromakhe, his wife and soulmate, battles as well. The fates cannot be cheated but Andromakhe constantly searches for ways to save what makes Troy special. A confident and exciting re-imagining of the battle for Troy and the special role played by women in this battle and its aftermath. (Combines v. 1 and v. 2)
Kabuki-West
Price: Free! Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » American / African American
Kabuki plays “dazzling” “haiku-like” Chicago Sun-Times “best of two worlds, fascinating” Oakland Tribune “resounds with Kabuki’s passion, fascination...in Sunde's adaptation, Zen philosophy is engrained into story, not imposed” L.A.Daily News “Essence of passion. Sunde's play compresses Homeric epic, is lucid and direct, makes you see and hear with awakened eyes and ears." Philadelphia Inquirer