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In Search Of The Trojan War

Author : Michael Wood
ISBN : 0520215990
Genre : History
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Tales of Troy and its heroes--Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen--have fired the human imagination for 3,000 years. With In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood brings vividly to life the legend and lore of the Heroic Age in an archaeological adventure that sifts through the myths and speculation to provide a fresh view of the riches and the reality of ancient Troy. This gripping story shows why the legend of Troy forms the bedrock of Western culture and why its past is a paradigm of human history. Wood's meticulous scholarly sleuthing yields fascinating evidence about the continuity and development of human civilization in the Aegean and Asia Minor. With its 50 feet of debris resulting from constant rebuilding, human destruction, earthquake, and abandonment, the mound of Troy contains the beginnings and ends of new races and civilizations. This edition includes a new preface, a new final chapter, and an addendum to the bibliography that take account of dramatic new developments in the search for Troy with the rediscovery, in Moscow, of the so-called Jewels of Helen and the re-excavation of the site of Troy, which began in 1988 and is yielding new evidence about the historical city. Tales of Troy and its heroes--Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen--have fired the human imagination for 3,000 years. With In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood brings vividly to life the legend and lore of the Heroic Age in an archaeological adventure that sifts through the myths and speculation to provide a fresh view of the riches and the reality of ancient Troy. This gripping story shows why the legend of Troy forms the bedrock of Western culture and why its past is a paradigm of human history. Wood's meticulous scholarly sleuthing yields fascinating evidence about the continuity and development of human civilization in the Aegean and Asia Minor. With its 50 feet of debris resulting from constant rebuilding, human destruction, earthquake, and abandonment, the mound of Troy contains the beginnings and ends of new races and civilizations. This edition includes a new preface, a new final chapter, and an addendum to the bibliography that take account of dramatic new developments in the search for Troy with the rediscovery, in Moscow, of the so-called Jewels of Helen and the re-excavation of the site of Troy, which began in 1988 and is yielding new evidence about the historical city.
Category: History

Tales Of The Trojan War

Author : Kamini Khanduri
ISBN : 9781409585657
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"This means war!" yells King Menelaus when he finds out that his wife has sailed away in the dead of night with a Trojan prince. Follow the epic struggle of the great Greek heroes as they seek their revenge on Troy with an army of 100,000 men. Full of action, adventure and suspense, these fast-moving stories have been retold for today's readers in a way that is guaranteed to bring the Greek myths to life.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Trojan War

Author : Barry Strauss
ISBN : 0743264428
Genre : History
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Drawing on archaeological research, an expert account of the famous historical battle confirms many details recounted in Homer's epic account, from Troy's alliance with the Hittite Empire to the significant fire at the end of the twelfth century and facts
Category: History

As Witnessed By Images

Author : Steven Lowenstam
ISBN : UOM:39015073626866
Genre : Art
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What informed and inspired the visual artists who depicted the Trojan War on vases, on walls, and in sculpture? Scholars have debated this question for years. Were Greek painters simply depicting the stories of Achilles and Odysseus as recounted in Homer’s epics? Or did they work independently, following their own traditions without regard to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and other poetry of their time? Steven Lowenstam offers here an alternative theoretical framework, arguing that Greek artists and poets interacted with each other freely, always aware of what the others were producing. As Trojan War myth was the common inheritance of all Greek storytellers, verbal and visual depictions of heroic myth were not created in isolation but were interdependent responses to a centuries-old tradition. As Witnessed by Images investigates visual depictions of Achillean and Odyssean myth from ca. 650-300 BCE and traces the many messages that the stories of Achilles and Odysseus inspired. Lowenstam identifies a variety of images and interpretations—some regarded Achilles as a hero, others believed him to be a cruel bully—that reflect and directly respond to the ancient heroic tradition from which the Iliad and Odyssey evolved.
Category: Art

Troy And The Trojans

Author : Carl W. Blegen
ISBN : 1566198232
Genre : Trojan War
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Using material gleaned from the famous Cincinnati Expedition, as well as from his own exhaustive scholarship and fieldwork, Blegen takes us chapter by chapter through seven Troy "settlements," covering the period 3000 to 1000 B.C.
Category: Trojan War

Looking For Homer Finding The Trojan War

Author : Manuel Robbins
ISBN : 9781532020490
Genre : Fiction
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The Iliad is one of the oldest surviving works of western literatureand widely considered one of the best. But many questions remain unanswered about the origin of this classical epic poem. Was the Iliad written by a blind Greek poet named Homer, as people have long believed? If such a man actually existed, who was he, and why did ancient scholars who celebrated his work know so little about him? Was the Iliad composed and recited orally? If so, how did it come to be written? Do the ancient Hittite records preserve historical evidence of the Trojan War? In this book, author Manuel Robbins explores these mysteries and sets forth the evidence.
Category: Fiction

The Trojan War A Very Short Introduction

Author : Eric H. Cline
ISBN : 9780199760275
Genre : History
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This introduction considers whether the Trojan war actually took place and whether archaeologists have discovered the site of ancient Troy.
Category: History

In Search Of England

Author : Michael Wood
ISBN : 0520232186
Genre : History
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A historical exploration of the myths, legends, and events that have shaped the English identity examines the tales surrounding King Arthur, Robin Hood, Alfred the Great, and others to offer revealing insights about the beginnings of English culture.
Category: History

The Trojan War

Author : Bernard Evslin
ISBN : 9781453264492
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A cinematic tale of passion, war, loyalty, betrayal, and retribution “These events I relate are the living seeds, and they will bear bloody fruit, I promise.” So says Ulysses, King of Ithaca, as he recounts the origins of the Trojan War. Renowned Greek mythologist Bernard Evslin masterfully depicts the ten-year war: its beginnings rooted in discord among the gods; the seduction of the famed beauty Helen of Troy; and the spectacular development of the Trojan Horse, Ulysses’ cunning ploy to win the war. Evslin brings to life the dramatic twists and turns of this classic tale of human folly, mortal heroism, and the brutality and brilliance that have come down through the ages.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The War That Killed Achilles

Author : Caroline Alexander
ISBN : 1101148853
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling author Caroline Alexander has taken apart a narrative we think we know and put it back together in a way that lets us see its true power. In the process, she reveals the intended theme of Homer's masterwork-the tragic lessons of war and its enduring devastation.
Category: Literary Criticism