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The Trojan War : a new history

Author: Barry S Strauss
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2006.
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The Trojan War is one of the most famous conflicts in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad, one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many readers know that this literary masterwork is based on actual events, there is disagreement about how much of Homer's tale is true. Drawing on recent archeological research, historian and classicist Barry Strauss explains what really happened in Troy more than  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Strauss, Barry S.
Trojan War.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2006
(OCoLC)989014000
Named Person: Homer.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry S Strauss
ISBN: 9780743264426 0743264428 9780743264419 074326441X
OCLC Number: 70158532
Description: xxii, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: War for Helen --
The black ships sail --
Operation Beachhead --
Assault on the walls --
The dirty war --
An army in trouble --
The killing fields --
Night moves --
Hector's charge --
Achilles' heel --
The night of the horse.
Responsibility: Barry Strauss.
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Based on the latest archeological research and written by a leading expert on ancient military history, the true story of the most famous battle in history is every bit as compelling as Homer's epic  Read more...

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