First published in All Story Magazine
, in five parts, 1 January through 29 January 1916.
The setting is Troy, it's the ninth year of the siege. The Trojan warrior Idaeus, a self-professed agnostic and sceptic, falls victim to his emotions. His affairs of the heart - with Helen of Troy and Hecamed - leave him at a decided disadvantage, for the women Idaeus pursues reason to manipulate him. The deftly drawn classical characters in this engaging tale play out a battle not only between ancient Troy and Greece, but also between reason and passion, between reason and emotion.
Original title: The Great Legend
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)