Logue regularly brings modern imagery into an account of ancient war. The Trojan war was a Bronze Age fight, yet here you have sleekly clinical and contemporary metallurgy.  Chrome: gleaming hub caps, beautiful bicycle handles, and now deadly weaponry.

‘Fierce chrome, weapon-grade chrome

Trembling above the slopes.’

Source: Christopher Logue, War Music: An account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 111

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