The Trojan War is an interactive book designed for children between ages 4 and 12. It tells a mythical story through a series of playful animations. The Story can be told either in English or French.
The illustrations of the interactive book are based to a large extent on those found on antique Greek vases. This app is a good way to introduce children to the ancient Greek art with its refined aesthetic in an informal and fun manner.
The Trojan War
It opposes the Greeks and the Trojans. This epic story has been told for centuries. It has many different versions and twists. The Iliad is the most famous, written by Homer. Our version is obviously very simplified. In particular, it focusses on the involvement of the Gods in the conflict.
Greek Vases ? Why bother ?
The Greek vases have strong historical significance ; they have played a major role in the conception of modern museums. For example, it can be argued that their acquisition in the XVIIIth century started the transformation of the British Museum from a historical archive of books and manuscripts, into a great museum of art.
The vases’s illustrations have also played a major role in artistic creation, being a source of inspiration for many artists to this day.