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The tomb of Agamemnon

Author: Cathy Gere
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: Wonders of the world (Cambridge, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mycenae, the fabled city of Homer's King Agamemnon, still stands in a remote corner of mainland Greece. Revered in antiquity as the pagan world's most tangible connection to the heroes of the Trojan War, Mycenae leapt into the headlines in the late nineteenth century when Heinrich Schliemann announced that he had opened the Tomb of Agamemnon and found the body of the hero smothered in gold treasure. Now Mycenae is  Read more...
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Named Person: Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Agamemnon.; Agamemnon.; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Gere
ISBN: 0674021703 9780674021709 9781861976178 1861976178
OCLC Number: 62133807
Description: 201 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Narnia on the Peloponnese --
2. The cult of the hero and the agony of war --
3. Mycenae enlightened --
4. Agamemnon awakened --
5. Saviour or antichrist? --
6. The birth of the Bronze Age --
7. The swastika and the butterfly --
8. A city without heroes.
Series Title: Wonders of the world (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: Cathy Gere.
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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 more famous military campaigns of all time,  Read more...

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Archaeologist Cathy Gere's wonderful little history/guidebook, "The Tomb of Agamemnon," is about a lot of things. It's about how each new era bends the past to its own needs. It's about what's Read more...

 
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