Achilles and the Trojan War
Achilles was a legendary warrior of ancient Greece. When Paris, the Trojan prince, kidnapped the beautiful Helen, the Greek armies joined together under the great king Agamemnon to bring her back. The Achaean Greeks would fight the Trojans for 10 years. Agamemnon's pride, however, would threaten to destroy the Achaeans' chances of victory. When he took Achilles' battle prize, Achilles refused to fight. Of all the Achaeans, though, only Achilles could stand against the fearsome Trojan warrior Hector. This is a classic Greek myth with all the fixin's--bravery, adventure, and amazing feats of strength, cleverness, and courage.