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