In Search of the Trojan War

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215993

Category: History

Page: 288

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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.
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Tales of the Trojan War

Usborne Classics Retold

Author: Kamini Khanduri,Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409585654

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6533

"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.
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The Tradition of the Trojan War in Homer and the Epic Cycle

Author: Jonathan S. Burgess

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801874819

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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He traces the development and transmission of the Cyclic poems in ancient Greek culture, comparing them to later Homeric poems and finding that they were far more influential than has previously been thought.
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The Trojan War

A New History

Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743264426

Category: History

Page: 288

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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
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As Witnessed by Images

The Trojan War Tradition in Greek and Etruscan Art

Author: Steven Lowenstam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 8578

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.
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In Search of England

Journeys Into the English Past

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232181

Category: History

Page: 352

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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.
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Inside the Walls of Troy

A Novel of the Women Who Lived the Trojan War

Author: Clemence McLaren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689873972

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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The events surrounding the famous battle between the Greeks and the Trojans are told from the points of view of two women, the beautiful Helen and the prophetic Cassandra. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
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The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Eric H. Cline

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199760276

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 9659

This introduction considers whether the Trojan war actually took place and whether archaeologists have discovered the site of ancient Troy.
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The War That Killed Achilles

The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101148853

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 532

"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.
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The Princess of Sparta

Heroes of the Trojan War

Author: Aria Cunningham

Publisher: Mythmakers Publishing

ISBN: 9780991420100

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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The true story behind the epic love that sparked the Trojan War and has captivated the world for 3,000 years... Helen of Troy, arguably the most infamous woman in ancient history, was not the seductress of Homer's poems. Her humble story began as a Princess of Sparta; honorable, loyal, with promise to become a powerful queen. Her lauded beauty was more curse than blessing, inciting lust and jealousy in the greedy kings who would make her their prize. Given in marriage to Menelaus of Mycenae, an abusive husband who neither wants nor needs her, she clings to a prophecy made to her about a great destiny, and even greater love. That destiny awaits her in Paris, a noble prince of Troy, whose reputation for fairness and fortitude precedes him as an Ambassador. Paris is a haunted figure, unjustly cursed at birth by a dark omen claiming he will cause the destruction of Troy. This omen overshadows his good deeds, making him an object of ridicule amongst the Trojan nobility, and compelling his own mother to try to kill him as a babe. He is a man who has never known love. Until the day the Fates intervene and Paris travels to Mycenae as an Ambassador of Troy. He meets Helen, and two souls linked by common destiny and purpose are reunited. Their love becomes legend, provoking the greatest war of ancient history, shaking the foundations of the world, and paving the way for the rise of Greece and Rome.
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Troy and Its Remains

A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the Site of Ilium, and in the Trojan Plain

Author: Heinrich Schliemann,Philip Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108017177

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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This translation of 1875 describes the discoveries which convinced Schliemann that he had located the Homeric city of Troy.
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The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408816032

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.
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Troy

Last War of the Heroic Age

Author: Si Sheppard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147280130X

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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When Paris, prince of Troy, ran off with Helen, wife of the king of Sparta, it launched the greatest war of the mythic age of Greece. Heroes and gods assembled on both sides, as the combined armies of Greece launched a siege that would last for ten years. During that time, famous heroes, such as Achilles, Ajax, and Hector, would find glory on the battlefield, before being cut down. Others, such as Agamemnon, Odysseus, and Aeneas, would survive the war, only to face even greater challenges afterwards. Thanks to the Iliad of Homer, and numerous other ancient sources, the story of the siege of Troy has survived over 3,000 years. In this new book in the Myths and Legends series, Professor Si Sheppard draws together all of these ancient writings to tell the complete story of the Trojan war, from the flight of the "face that launched a thousand ships†? to the great wooden horse that brought the city to bloody ruin.
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For the Most Beautiful: A Novel of the Women of Troy

Author: Emily Hauser

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681773686

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The hidden tale of the Trojan War: a novel full of passion and revenge, bravery and sacrifice, now is the time for the women of Troy to tell their story. Three thousand years ago a war took place where legends were born: Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and Hector, prince of Troy. Both men were made and destroyed by the war that shook the foundations of the ancient world. But what if there was more to the tale of these heroes than we know? How would the Trojan War have looked as seen through the eyes of its women? Krisayis, the ambitious, determined daughter of the High Priest of Troy, and Briseis, loyal and passionate princess of Pedasus, interweave their tales alongside Homer’s classic story of the rage of Achilles and the gods of Olympus. What follows is a breathtaking tale of love and revenge, destiny and the determination, as these two brave women, the heroes of the Trojan War, and the gods themselves come face to face in an epic battle that will decide the fate of Troy. A glorious debut full of passion and revenge, loyalty and betrayal, Emily Hauser breathes exhilarating new life into one of history's greatest legends.
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War Stories

A Novel of the Trojan War

Author: Byrne Fone

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781453639498

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

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War Stories: The Trojan Trilogy Set in the last days of the war at Troy shortly before the great city fell to the attacking Greeks, "War Stories" re-imagines this violent clash of cultures through the eyes of the Greek Prince Antilochus, who comes to Troy to find glory and love and his father, wise King Nestor, who sees the terrible folly of the Greek invasion. The story is also told by characters who, in Homer's "Iliad," are seen but rarely heard: the Trojans themselves. Among these are Chryses, the priest of Apollo, whose curse nearly destroys the Greek army as he tries to save his daughter Chryseis. Chryseis herself, whose story frames the entire novel. Briseis, captured by the Greeks and held for ransom as a slave and sexual plaything. And the women of Troy who were the most tragic victims of the war: Queen Hecabe who sees her royal husband slain before her eyes; Andromache, who loses her parents, her husband, and her child to the carnage; and the mad Cassandra whose prophecies no one believes until it is too late. Finally there is Helen, whose beauty began the war that finally destroyed Troy, the richest and greatest city in the world. Written in the tradition of Mary Renault's "Bull from the Sea," Yourcenar's "Memoirs of Hadrian," and Vidal's "Julian," "War Stories" is a memorable, moving, and romantic modern retelling of the greatest epic of the western world.AUTHOR'S NOTE Of the three books in WAR STORIS: THE TROJAN TRILOGY, WAR STORIES is panoramic, with many characters and in its entirety tells a longer story and includes within its covers three books: WAR STORIES, and the other two books in the series: ACHILLES: A LOVE STORY, a gay re-imagining of the Trojan war (and the first modern novel to do so) and TROJAN WOMEN, the story of Chryses, Helen, Cassandra, and the other Trojan women whose lives are so tragically affected by a war fought by men. For those unwilling to tackle the length of WAR STORIES and who want a more focussed and personal narrative of the Trojan War, I have excerpted from it the other two books as separate publications, though they are much changed from their narrative role in WAR STORIES.Eagle-eyed textual comparatists who have had the patience to read all three books might find language in one book that recalls another. This is by design, for it seemed to me to be an interesting experiment to retell the same story, each from a different viewpoint, but connected by echoes of one another. And indeed, all three books tell the same story, the one that Homer gave me. Yet all have been so often re-written, revised, and changed,that ACHILLES: A LOVE STORY and TROJAN WOMEN have ended up being quite different as individual books than what they were when they began as part of another.
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Schliemann of Troy

Treasure and Deceit

Author: David A. Traill

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312156473

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Recounts the personal and professional life of the archeologist and exposes an unscrupulous individual who distorted facts and made false claims about some of his discoveries
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The Trojans and Their Neighbours

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415349550

Category: History

Page: 225

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A central figure in both classical and ancient near Eastern fields, Trevor Bryce presents the first publication to focus on Troy's neighbours and contemporaries as much as Troy itself. With the help of maps, charts and photographs, he unearths the secrets of this iconic ancient city. Beginning with an account of Troy's involvement in The Iliad and the question of the historicity of the Trojan War, Trevor Bryce reveals how the recently discovered Hittite texts illuminate this question which has fascinated scholars and travellers since the Renaissance. Encompassing the very latest research, the city and its inhabitants are placed in historical context - and with its neighbours and contemporaries – to form a complete and vivid view of life within the Trojan walls and beyond from its beginning in c.3000 BC to its decline and obscurity in the Byzantine period. Documented here are the archaeological watershed discoveries from the Victorian era to the present that reveal, through Troy's nine levels, the story of a metropolis punctuated by signs of economic prosperity, natural disaster, public revolt and war.
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Ransom

Author: David Malouf

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 0307475247

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A reimagining of the story of Priam's effort to claim the slain body of his son finds the grief-stricken Achilles striking out against Hector after the death of Patroclus during the siege of Troy, an act that results in a powerful confrontation.
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Memoirs of Heinrich Schliemann

a documentary portrait drawn from his autobiographical writings, letters, and excavation reports

Author: Leo Deuel,Heinrich Schliemann

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 405

View: 8929

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