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Troy, (Loosely) Based on a True Story

A new book on Troy with the same old literalist interpretation:

The War That Killed Achilles
by Caroline Alexander
http://www.amazon.com/War-That-Killed-Achilles-ebook/dp/B002QBV8H0

The author wants us to consider the Iliad as a kind of Aesops fable. Well if the Iliad was written as a "cautionary tale" for posterity, then it failed miserably!