The Tomb of Agamemnon

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Harvard University Press, 2006 - 201 σελίδες
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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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The tomb of Agamemnon

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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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Introduction Narnia on the Peloponnese
1
The Cult of the Hero and the Agony of War
25
Mycenae Enlightened
47
Agamemnon Awakened
60
Saviour or Antichrist?
81
The Birth of the Bronze Age
95
The Swastika and the Butterfly
117
A City without Heroes
145
Making a Visit?
175
Further Reading
187
List of Illustrations
195
Acknowledgements
198
Index
199
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Cathy Gere is Associate Professor of the History of Science at the University of California, San Diego.

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