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Troy and Homer : towards a solution of an old mystery

Author: Joachim Latacz
Publisher: Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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In this book Joachim Latacz turns the spotlight of modern research on the much-debated question of whether the wealthy city of Troy described by Homer in the Iliad was a poetic fiction or a memory of historical reality. Earlier excavations at the hill of Hisarlik, in Turkey, on the Dardanelles, brought no answer, but in 1988 a new archaeological enterprise, under the direction of Manfred Korfmann, led to a radical  Read more...
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Named Person: Homer; Homer.; Homère.; Homère; Homer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joachim Latacz
ISBN: 0199263086 9780199263080
OCLC Number: 56645143
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xvii, 342 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. --
Troy --
Pt. 2. --
Homer
Other Titles: Troia und Homer.
Responsibility: Joachim Latacz ; translated from the German by Kevin Windle and Rosh Ireland.
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The ancient Greek poet Homer tells of the wealthy city of Troy and its defeat in the Trojan War. Since the classical period there has been much debate about whether this is a poetic fiction or a  Read more...

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