I get frustrated by the limitations of my scanner. Illustrations often spread across both pages of a book, and its difficult to show that with a scan. So now I’m trying out a new approach – taking photographs from a tripod. Dont have the lighting quite right yet so bear with me.
This is another book I grew up with, and I spent hours pouring over these illustrations and memorising the names. Here is the cover:
The second page introduces all the important characters – the Trojans and the Greeks, and the Gods on either side:
Here is the duel between Menelaus and Paris.
This is Menelaus:
Here are Apollo and Hera looking down on Troy:
And a scene from the battle, with the Gods along the top of the page, and the mortals at the bottom:
Here is the famous scene in which Achilles chases Hector around Troy:
I’m including only one image from the Odyssey – Odysseus in the land of the dead: