In Search Of The Trojan War

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141451

Category: History

Page: 320

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For thousands of years we have been enthralled by tales of Troy and its heroes. Achilles and Hector, Paris and the famed beauty Helen remain some of the most enduring figures in art and literature. But did these titanic characters really walk the earth? Was there ever an actual siege of Troy? In this extensively revised edition, historian Michael Wood takes account of the latest dramatic developments in the search for Troy. His wide-ranging study of the complex archaeological, literary and historical records has been brought up-to-date. Detailing the rediscovery in Moscow of the so-called jewels of Helen and the re-excavation of the site of Troy begun in 1988, which continues to yield new evidence about the historical city, In Search of the Trojan War takes a fresh look at some of the most excited discoveries in archaeology. A dazzling and exhaustive analysis. Washington Post This beautifully illustrated book vividly evokes themes that are central to our civilizations quest for its past. The New York Times Book Review

The Trojan War

A New History

Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743264426

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5360

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

The Trojan War

Author: Carol G. Thomas,Craig Conant

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138749

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 3565

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

The Trojan War

Author: Olivia E. Coolidge,Edouard Sandoz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618154289

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 260

View: 3968

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.

The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Eric H. Cline

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199760276

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 5125

This introduction considers whether the Trojan war actually took place and whether archaeologists have discovered the site of ancient Troy.

The Trojan War

sculptures by Anthony Caro

Author: John Spurling,Anthony Caro,Julius Bryant,Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers


Category: Art

Page: 88

View: 7881


The Trojan War in Ancient Art

Author: Susan Woodford

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801481642

Category: Art

Page: 134

View: 3804

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...

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

View: 6254

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.

The Trojan War

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264493

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

View: 1660

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.

The Trojan War

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

Author: Diane P. Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786472294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 495

"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 Trojan War

A Graphic Retelling

Author: Matt Chandler

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 149142074X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4336

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

Achilles and the Trojan War

Author: David L. Ferrell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 147776240X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3287

Achilles was a legendary warrior of ancient Greece. When Paris, the Trojan prince, kidnapped the beautiful Helen, the Greek armies joined together under the great king Agamemnon to bring her back. The Achaean Greeks would fight the Trojans for 10 years. Agamemnon’s pride, however, would threaten to destroy the Achaeans’ chances of victory. When he took Achilles’ battle prize, Achilles refused to fight. Of all the Achaeans, though, only Achilles could stand against the fearsome Trojan warrior Hector. This is a classic Greek myth with all the fixin’s—bravery, adventure, and amazing feats of strength, cleverness, and courage.

Achilles and the Trojan War

Author: Gary Jeffrey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433975076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8761

After the death of his friend Patroclus, Achilles vows to avenge his death.

The Trojan War

Opposing Viewpoints

Author: Gail Stewart

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780899080659

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3255

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

Voices of the Trojan War

Author: Kate Hovey,Leonid Gore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689857683

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

View: 550

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.

After the Trojan War

Women of Troy ; Hecuba ; Helen : Three Plays

Author: N.A

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9780948230653

Category: Euripides

Page: 192

View: 3392

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.

The Trojan War in Greek Art

A Picture Book. Mary Comstock ... et al

Author: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Greek

Page: 52

View: 9186


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: 1539

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.

Agamemnon's War

The Trojan War Without the Spin

Author: Paramesh Nayar

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595438628

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 4656

Did the ancient Greeks really go to war over the elopement of Helen of Troy, as Homer and the ancients would have us believe? Agamemnon's War, a provocative, fictional narrative based on the Trojan War, follows the heroes of the age as they speak for themselves: Odysseus, who is conflicted in his mind over the impending war and his part in it; a hesitant Achilles, who ultimately pays for his involvement with his life before he can enjoy any of the rewards that come with victory; and King Agamemnon, who is swayed easily by the conniving Nestor, ruler of Pylos. Author Paramesh Nayar covers a strange and volatile mix of geopolitical considerations that drives the Greeks to great victory over their rivals and seals their hegemony over the regions for decades. But as in all wars, the loss is borne most heavily by the common people-the soldier on the ground, schooled in great traditions and honor, meeting with brutal reality, and the bereaved family members of the fallen. In Agamemnon's War, the loss is the same, then and now