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Troy and Homer

Author : Joachim Latacz
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The ancient Greek poet Homer tells of the wealthy city of Troy and its defeat in the Trojan War. Since the classical period there has been much debate about whether this is a poetic fiction or a memory of historical reality. Earlier excavations at the hill of Hisarlik, in Turkey, brought no answer, but in 1988 new excavations, under the direction of Manfred Korfmann, led to a radical shift in understanding. In this book Joachim Latacz, one of Korfmann's closest collaborators, shows how this new research has shed light on what is now known about Troy and the Trojan War.

TROY AND HOMER

Author : DR. HEINRICH SCHLIEMANN
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Troy

Author : Jorrit M. Kelder
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There is no city in history more evocative than Troy. Since the famous poet Homer wrote his Iliad and Odyssey in the 8th century BC, many others have studied, reinterpreted, sung about and laid claim for themselves to the city, the war between the Greeks

Troy and Homer

Author : Heinrich Schliemann
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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

The War at Troy

Author : Quintas of Smryna
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Quintus' epic, written probably in the third century after Christ, is the only extant literary work from antiquity that gives a connected account of the events of the Trojan War. It tells what happened to Achilles and to Troy, and of the fatal enterprises of the Queen of the Amazons and the King of Ethiopia, the funeral games held in honor of Achilles, the victory of Odysseus in his contest with Aias, the death of Paris, the strategy of the wooden horse, and the capture and sack of Troy.

Digging for Troy

Author : Jill Rubalcaba
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Presents the history of ancient Troy, covering the legend of the city and describing the excavations of Heinrich Schliemann, Carl Blegen, and Manfred Korfmann as they date the numerous layers at the site trying to find the Troy of Homer's poem.

Helen of Troy

Author : Laurie Maguire
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Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a comprehensive literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways in which her story has been told and retold in almost every century from the ancient world to the modern day. Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a woman who has wielded a great influence on Western cultural consciousness for more than three millennia Features a wide and diverse variety of literary sources, including epic, drama, novels, poems, film, comedy, and opera, and works by Homer, Euripides, Chaucer, Shakespeare Includes an analysis of a radio play by the prize-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and a Faust play by a contemporary Scottish playwright Explores themes such as narrative difficulties in portraying Helen, how legal history relates to her story, and how writers apportion blame or exculpate her Considers the aesthetic and narrative difficulties that ensue when literature translates myth

The Hippos of Troy

Author : Francesco Tiboni
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The Hippos of Troy: Why Homer Never Talked About a Horsedeals with one of the most famous episodes of the whole of Classical mythology, the Wooden Horse of Troy. Thanks to the analysis of words, images and wrecks, the author proposes a new interpretation of what Homer actually intended when he spoke of the hipposused by the Greeks to conquer the city of Troy. The archaeological, iconographic and philological evidence discussed by the author leads to the conclusion that Homer never talked about a giant wooden horse, nor a war machine. In fact, Homer referred to the use of a particular ship type, a merchant ship of Levantine origin in use in the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age Mediterranean, used to pay tribute to Levantine kings, as well as to trade precious metal around the Mediterranean coast.

Troy

Author : Martin M. Winkler
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This is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. Examines the film’s use of Homer’s Iliad and the myth of the Trojan War, its presentation of Bronze-Age archaeology, and its place in film history. Identifies the modern political overtones of the Trojan War myth as expressed in the film and explains why it found world-wide audiences. Editor and contributors are archaeologists or classical scholars, several of whom incorporate films into their teaching and research. Includes an annotated list of films and television films and series episodes on the Trojan War. Contains archaeological illustrations of Troy, relevant images of ancient art, and stills from films on the Trojan War.

The Children s Homer

Author : Padraic Colum
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Publishers WeeklyColum's stirring telling of the Greek epics is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.

The Tale of Troy

Author : Homer
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Homer Troy and the Turks

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Troy

Author : John Lascelles
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The Greeks deceived the Romans about the site of Troy and time of the Trojan War to save their people from blood feud, revenge and genocide. Scholars have fallen victim to this deception after the fall of the Roman Empire had removed its purpose. These insights come from over 30 years of study of ancient history and the problem of Troy. Historians and archaeologists are wasting time and resources in seeking Troy in the wrong place and time. Controversy boiled over into fisticuffs at a symposium in February 2002 at Germany's Tubingen University. Professor Frank Kolb led a team contesting the interpretation of findings by Professor Manfred Korfmann at the supposed location of Troy at Hisarlik in Turkey. Korfmann presented his views with computer-generated reconstructions in a BBC-TV Documentary produced by Aidan Laverty. I propose that Homer's acropolis of Ilios became the famous Acropolis of Pergamum when reoccupied by the Attalid dynasty from 281-133 BC. Troy, the lower town, was located at the citadel hill of Musalla Mesarik rising from the oldest part of the town of Bergama in Turkey. Bergama is the Turkish corruption of the Greek name Pergamon. The Attalid dynasty of Hellenistic times rebuilt on the Acropolis Ilios. They began at the highest level of the Trojan Acropolis, called Pergamos in Homer's Iliad. Disappointed with his small "Troy" at Hisarlik, Heinrich Schliemann toured the Troad to seek another site to fit. He turned north from Edremit. Had he set eyes on Pergamum, he could have found the real Ilios and Troy only 75 miles away from his false "Troy." Archaeology struggles to defend his identification. Pergamum is the greatest acropolis east of the Aegean Sea. Only Acrocorinth to the west of the Sea rivals its size. I show that ordinary tourists can find every feature around Bergama that Homer mentions in the Iliad and Odyssey.

The Plain of Troy Described

Author : Charles Maclaren
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The Rape of Troy

Author : Jonathan Gottschall
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Homer's epics reflect an eighth-century BCE world of warrior tribes that were fractured by constant strife; aside from its fantastic scale, nothing is exceptional about Troy's conquest by the Greeks. Using a fascinating and innovative approach, Professor Gottschall analyses Homeric conflict from the perspective of modern evolutionary biology, attributing its intensity to a shortage of available young women. The warrior practice of taking enemy women as slaves and concubines meant that women were concentrated in the households of powerful men. In turn, this shortage drove men to compete fiercely over women: almost all the main conflicts of the Iliad and Odyssey can be traced back to disputes over women. The Rape of Troy integrates biological and humanistic understanding - biological theory is used to explore the ultimate sources of pitched Homeric conflict, and Homeric society is the subject of a bio-anthropological case study of why men fight.

The Tale of Troy

Author : Homer
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The World of Troy Homer Schliemann and the Treasures of Priam

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A collection of writing on the history of Troy and modern scholarship.

Some Observations Upon the Vindication of Homer and of the Ancient Poets and Historians who Have Recorded the Siege and Fall of Troy Written by I B S Morritt

Author : Jacob Bryant
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The Iliad of Homer

Author : Homer
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In Search of Troy

Author : Giovanni Caselli
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Discusses the efforts of Heinrich Schliemann to uncover the ancient city of Troy and what his archeological finds revealed about life in this legendary location.