|Songs of Kings, the (2002) [Novel]|
by Barry Unsworth
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(From the publisher):
As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman – blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia, Agamemnon’s beloved daughter, is brought to the coast under false pretences, and when a knife is fashioned out of the finest and most precious of materials, it looks as if the ships will soon be on their way. But can a father really go to these lengths to secure political victory, and can a daughter willingly give up her life for the worldly ambitions of her father?
Original title: The Songs of Kings
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Greece
This work is an adaptation of the following works :
Iphigenia at Aulis (-414) [Play]