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The Trojan War : a very short introduction

The Trojan War : a very short introduction

Author: Eric H Cline
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Very short introductions, 356.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This introduction considers whether the Trojan war actually took place and whether archaeologists have discovered the site of ancient Troy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric H Cline
ISBN: 9780199760275 0199760276
OCLC Number: 811239014
Description: xviii, 130 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The Trojan War. The story according to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Epic Cycle ; The Trojan War in context: Mycenaeans, Hittites, Trojans, and Sea Peoples. pt. II. Investigating the literary evidence. Homeric questions: did Homer exist and is the Iliad accurate? ; The Hittite texts: Assuwa, Ahhiyawa, and Alaksandu of Wilusa. pt. III. Investigating the archaeological evidence. Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld ; Returning to Hisarlik: Carl Blegen and Manfred Korfmann.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 356.
Responsibility: Eric H. Cline.


Using a combination of archaeological data, textual analysis, and ancient documents, this Very Short Introduction to the Trojan War investigates whether or not the war actually took place, whether  Read more...


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