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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The Trojan War

A New History

Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743264426

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3506

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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The Trojan War

Author: Carol G. Thomas,Craig Conant

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138749

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 3956

Surveys the historical underpinnngs of the Heroic Age in ancient Greek tradition.
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The Trojan War

Sculptures by Anthony Caro

Author: John Spurling,Julius Bryant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780897971386

Category: Trojan War

Page: 93

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April 1 - 25, 1998
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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

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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 Trojan War

Author: Olivia E. Coolidge,Edouard Sandoz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618154289

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 260

View: 1924

Retells legends of the heroes of the Trojan War, which began with Paris of Troy's abduction of Helen, wife of Menelaus, lord of Greece.
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The Trojan War in Ancient Art

Author: Susan Woodford

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801481642

Category: Art

Page: 134

View: 8881

The legendary characters of the Trojan War captured the imaginations not only of Greek and Roman writers, but of countless visual artists as well. A vibrant retelling of the Trojan myths, this handsomely illustrated book brings to life for today's...
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The Trojan War

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264493

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

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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.
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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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Voices of the Trojan War

Author: Kate Hovey,Leonid Gore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689857683

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

View: 9108

Through a collection of poems, the story of the Trojan War and the significant players involved, including Helen and Paris, are presented, in an illustrated compilation for middle readers.
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The Trojan War

Literature and Legends from the Bronze Age to the Present, 2d ed.

Author: Diane P. Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476605912

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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The Trojan War occurred more than 3,000 years ago. Since then, starting with Homer’s epics, people have been writing, painting, sculpting and creating music about this event and its participants. This book starts with an overview of the Bronze Age when the Trojan War occurred, and then follows a selection of the major literature about this war from Homer down through the ages and on to the Internet. Each retelling of the Troy story is discussed in its historical context and includes a synopsis of the story itself. The ways of telling the story change over time. The main versions considered include Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey; a selection of Classical Greek Dramas (especially Iphigenia at Aulis); Virgil’s Aeneid; Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde; Guido delle Colonne’s History of the Destruction of Troy; Racine’s Iphigenia (at Aulis); Goethe’s Iphigenia in Tauris; Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida; Joyce’s Ulysses; and two feminist Troy novels, Sheri Tepper’s The Gate to Women’s Country and Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Firebrand. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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The Trojan War

Opposing Viewpoints

Author: Gail Stewart

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780899080659

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Explores the mystery surrounding the occurrence, location, and heroes of the Trojan War.
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The Trojan War

A Graphic Retelling

Author: Matt Chandler

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 149142074X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"The story of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans told in graphic novel format"--
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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

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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.
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Troy and the Trojan War

A Symposium Held at Bryn Mawr College, October 1984

Author: Machteld J. Mellink

Publisher: Bryn Mawr Commentaries

ISBN: 0929524594

Category: History

Page: 101

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Proceedings of a symposium held at Bryn Mawr College in 1986. Includes 'Priam's Castle Blazing': A Thousand Years of Trojan Memories' (Emily Vermeule) and 'The Physical Identity of the Trojans' (Lawrence Angel).
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Achilles and the Trojan War

Author: Gary Jeffrey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433975076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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After the death of his friend Patroclus, Achilles vows to avenge his death.
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How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427864

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 7752

Discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova’s conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate. Rebecca Rupp tells the strange and fascinating history of 23 of the world’s most popular vegetables. Gardeners, foodies, history buffs, and anyone who wants to know the secret stories concealed in a salad are sure to enjoy this delightful and informative collection.
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After the Trojan War

Women of Troy ; Hecuba ; Helen : Three Plays

Author: N.A

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9780948230653

Category: Euripides

Page: 192

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The plays in the Drama Classics series conform as set texts for the AQA and AS level courses up to 2004. Each of the world class pieces is introduced by an expert and the books are very compact and portable.
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Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War

Dialogues on Tradition

Author: Naoise Mac Sweeney,Jan Haywood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350012696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In this new volume, Jan Haywood and Naoíse Mac Sweeney investigate the position of Homer's Iliad within the wider Trojan War tradition through a series of detailed case studies. From ancient Mesopotamia to twenty-first century America, these examples are drawn from a range of historical and cultural contexts; and from Athenian pot paintings to twelfth-century German scholarship, they engage with a range of different media and genres. Inspired by the dialogues inherent in the process of reception, the book adopts a dialogic structure. In each chapter, paired essays by Haywood and Mac Sweeney offer contrasting authorial voices addressing a single theme, thereby drawing out connections and dissonances between a diverse suite of classical and post-classical Iliadic receptions. The resulting book offers new insights, both into individual instances of Iliadic reception in particular historical contexts, but also into the workings of a complex story tradition. The centrality of the Iliad within the wider Trojan War tradition is shown to be a function of conscious engagement not only with Iliadic content, but also with Iliadic status and the iconic idea of the Homeric.
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