The Trojan War: A New History
Simon and Schuster, 21 Αυγ 2007 - 288 σελίδες
The Trojan War is one of history's most famous conflicts, a ten-year-long war waged over the beautiful Helen. For more than two thousand years this story has been a source of artistic inspiration. But is it true?
In The Trojan War historian and classicist Barry Strauss explores the myth and the reality behind the war, from Homer's accounts in The Iliad and The Odyssey to Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of ancient Troy in the late nineteenth century to more recent excavations that have yielded intriguing clues to the story behind the fabled city. The Trojans, it turns out, were not ethnic Greeks but an Anatolian people closely allied with the Hittite Empire to the east. At the time of the Trojan War the Greeks were great seafarers while Troy was a more settled civilization. And while the cause of the war may well have been the kidnapping of a queen—and, more significantly, the seizure of her royal dowry—the underlying cause was a conflict between the Trojans and the Greeks for control of the eastern Aegean Sea.
Through vivid reconstructions of the battles and insightful depictions of its famous characters, The Trojan War reveals the history behind Homer's great epic, without losing the poetry and grandeur of the epic myth.
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Review: The Trojan War: A New HistoryΚριτική χρηστών - Rick Davis - Goodreads
It's a bold move to write a sober history of a mostly legendary war like the Trojan War, but Barry Strauss succeeds in doing just that. The Trojan War is made up of two strands of narrative interwoven ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
Review: The Trojan War: A New HistoryΚριτική χρηστών - Jim Miner - Goodreads
Barry Strauss (professor from my alma mater) constructs a dual-examination of the historicity of the Iliad (and other works of the Epic Cycle) and character of early Bronze Age warfare--both ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
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