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Troy And Homer

Author : Joachim Latacz
ISBN : 0199263086
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Digging For Troy

Author : Jill Rubalcaba
ISBN : 9781580893268
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Troy

Author : Jorrit M. Kelder
ISBN : 9040007934
Genre : History
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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
Category: History

Helen Of Troy

Author : Laurie Maguire
ISBN : 1444308637
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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
Category: Literary Criticism

Troy

Author : Martin M. Winkler
ISBN : 9781405178549
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Children S Homer

Author : Padraic Colum
ISBN : 9780689868832
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Troy

Author : John Lascelles
ISBN : 9781412058292
Genre : Bergama (Turkey)
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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.
Category: Bergama (Turkey)

The Tale Of Troy

Author : Homer
ISBN : OCLC:1181152015
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Troy

Author : Homer
ISBN : 0008299390
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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. When Paris falls in love with legendary beauty Helen of Troy, the devastating effects of their affair on their families and fellow citizens are unimaginable. Battle lines are drawn, alliances are forged, and as the Greeks and Trojans march into battle, the resilience and humanity of all will be tested. In his epic story of divine ego, human frailty, and the ravages of war, Homer created an unforgettable cast of characters, whose moral dilemmas and heroic deeds will stay with readers long past the final pages of this book. Samuel Butler's famous prose translation of Homer's original brings the epic to an entirely new generation of readers.
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The World Of Troy

Author : Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage. Seminar
ISBN : UOM:39015053047265
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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Homer Troy And The Turks

Author : Günay Uslu
ISBN : 9789048532735
Genre : History
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Homer and Troy, the first lieux de mémoire for Ancient Greek civilization and a fundamental part of the collective identity of European nations, also inspired the Ottoman Turkish imagination and cultural traditions. Yet despite all the valuable historical research into Homer, the archaeology of Troy and Heinrich Schliemann's archaeological activities in the Ottoman Empire of the late nineteenth century, most scholars rely heavily on Western sources. Little attention has been paid to the archaeological concerns and interests of the Ottomans themselves. This book explores Ottoman-Turkish involvement and interest in Homer and Troy between 1870, when Schliemann started excavating on Ottoman soil, and the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, when Troy became part of the heroic epic of the Turks. It explores long neglected Ottoman sources and brings the Ottoman and European experience and tradition regarding Homer and Troy together.
Category: History

The Rape Of Troy

Author : Jonathan Gottschall
ISBN : 0521870380
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

The Battle For Troy

Author : Alan Whiticker
ISBN : 174257467X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents a retelling of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, to the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.
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Celebrating Homer S Landscapes

Author : John Victor Luce
ISBN : 0300074115
Genre : Fiction
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In this text, an authority on Homeric texts takes us on a tour of the main localities that Homer paints in his Iliad and Odyssey. Providing numerous photographs of the terrain and quoting liberally from the two epics, J.V. Luce argues that Homer's descriptions of the ancient landscape, far from being poetic fantasies, are accurate in every detail. Luce surveys what Homer tells us about the environs of Troy and Ithaca, applying the developing science of narratology to Homeric depiction of landscape. He also incorporates information about Troy that has been obtained in the past two decades, in particular geophysical information about the alluviation of the Trojan plain and archaeological data about Troy that reveals that the fortified area of the city was ten times as large as previously supposed. Tracing the ebb and flow of the battle as described in the Iliad, Luce shows how Homer's account is consistent with this picture of the plain.
Category: Fiction

Reading Homer

Author : Kostas Myrsiades
ISBN : 9780838642191
Genre : Literary Criticism
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These nine new essays on Homer's epics deal not only with major Homeric themes of time (honor), kleos (fame), geras (rewards), the psychology of Homeric warriors, and the re-evaluation of type scenes, but also with Homer's influence on contemporary film. Following the introduction and an essay which sets the historical background for the epics, four essays are devoted to fresh analysis of key passages and themes while another four turn to a discussion of the film Troy and Homer's influence on two other genres of American cinema.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Gold Of Troy

Author : Vladimir P. Tolstikov
ISBN : 0810933942
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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Surveys the April 1996 exhibition of "Priam's Treasure"
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Troy Crete Mycenae Enhanced Ebook

Author : Robert Byrne
ISBN : 9781429116305
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Troy, Crete, & Mycenae contains 12 full-color transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks), 4 reproducible pages, and a richly detailed teacher's guide. Among the topics covered in this volume are the geography of the ancient Aegean world, Troy and the wooden horse, the siege of Troy, the graves, tombs, and treasures of Mycenae, the Cretan religion, Cretan frescoes, Cretan writing, and the palace of Knossos.
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The Ages Of Homer

Author : Jane B. Carter
ISBN : 9780292733763
Genre : History
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Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey have fascinated listeners and readers for over twenty-five centuries. In this volume of original essays, collected to honor the distinguished career of Emily T. Vermeule, thirty-four leading experts in Homeric studies and related fields provide up-to-date, multidisciplinary accounts of the most current issues in the study of Homer. The book is divided into three sections. The first section treats the Bronze Age setting of the poems (around 1200 B.C.), using archaeological evidence to reveal how poetic memory preserves, distorts, and invents the past. The second section explores the early Iron Age, in which the poems were written (c. 800-500 B.C.), using the strategies of comparative philology and mythology, literary theory, historical linguistics, anthropology, and iconography to determine how the poems took shape. The final section traces the use of Homer for literary and artistic inspiration by classical Greece and Rome.
Category: History