The Tomb of Agamemnon
Harvard University Press, 1 Ιουν 2011 - 208 σελίδες
From Homer to Himmler, from Thucydides to Freud, Mycenae has occupied a singular place in the Western imagination. As the backdrop to one of the most famous military campaigns of all time, Agamemnon’s city has served for generation after generation as a symbol of the human appetite for war. As an archaeological site, it has given its name to the splendors of one of Europe’s earliest civilizations: the Mycenaean Age. In this book, historian of science Cathy Gere tells the story of these extraordinary ruins.
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When Heinrich Schliemann incorrectly identified in 1876 one of the shaft graves at Mycenae as the "tomb of Agamemnon," he revived a myth first created by the eighth-century B.C. inhabitants of the ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
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List of Illustrations