The Island

The historical novel “The Island” was written by the English author Victoria Hislop and was published in 2005. This number one bestseller won several awards, including best Newcomer at the British Book Awards in 2007.


The Ancient Greek Literature

In the Greek history a huge amount of writings have been created and even today, 2500 years later, we can still enjoy many of them. Their writings are divided into different types:


Iliad by Homer

An epic poem in dactylic hexametres, probably written by Homer. Set in the times of the Trojan War (the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states), the Iliad tells about the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.


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