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While the book was a very interesting read, the author seems to stray away from historical fact and mix it with Myths and Legends. The Iliad and The Odyssey greatly influenced the writer and he added pieces of them into the book. He explains that there are different versions of the stories and how some stories are more actuate than others. After doing some research, many historians have actually discredited the writings of Strauss because of his use of unsecure facts. He enjoys a good story, but probably does not like that some of the ideas and stories are not based on facts. The books reading level was very simple and easy and would probably equate a high school sophomore reading level. The books style was very clean cut and the genre was one of instruction. While the book was not very long, it was very repetitive in the chapters. After reading it, someone could read the first chapter of the book and understand almost everything the book has to offer. The book does not get my personal recommendation as a historical documents or account of a historical event, but is a very entertaining book and would be a good fusion of fact and fiction for outside of the class room. This book would be well suited for someone who enjoys the works of Homer and would like to know more about what happened, but they do not care much about actual facts.