Homeric Sites Around Troy

Author: Jonathan Brown

Publisher: Parrot Press

ISBN: 0987155695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 5756


The mysterious places of Homer are explored in this most extensively illustrated account of the landscape around Troy. Over 170 photographs, 38 old paintings and drawings, 31 historical maps, 27 annotated excerpts from satellite imagery, and two new maps guide the reader in search of the sites celebrated in the Iliad and the Odyssey – the rivers, springs, mountains, the Hellespont, the ships’ camps, and the heroic tombs. The book analyses the Homeric and literary sources, traces the historical and contemporary search for the sites, and summarizes the results of archaeological excavations. The findings are surprising. This edition adds two sections to the printed book. The penultimate section is a “List of videos of the sites” taken by the author and to be found on YouTube. The final section “How to get there” has detailed on-the-ground information on how to get to the sites. Beautifully illustrated, the book is an indispensable sourcebook and companion to Homer. It is also essential background for anyone planning a visit to Troy and its surrounds.

Wars and Battles of Ancient Greece

Author: Paul Chrystal

Publisher: Fonthill Media


Category: History

Page: 208

View: 4085


From Thermopylae to Marathon, discover the most important battles of the ancient Greek wars, which helped set the course of European history for centuries Examines the events leading up to each conflict and the social and political fallout Appraises military geniuses such as Sparta and AthensBeautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished paintings, imagery and contemporary photographs One of the most popular areas of ancient history is war in the Greek world. The number of books, articles, webpages and blogs on every conceivable aspect of war in ancient Greece is endless and continues to grow. So why add to the pile? Wars and Battles of Ancient Greece is not just another arid account of conflict with endless, often exaggerated, casualty figures and repetitive tactics. It is different from other books in the field because it has context as its focus: each of the battles covered is, where sources permit, placed in its historical, political and social context: why was the battle fought, how was it fought, what was the outcome and what happened next? No war or battle has ever been fought in isolation – there is always a prelude, a ‘casus belli’ – an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war – and a series of consequences. These are revealed wherever possible for each of the wars and battles in this gripping book. In order to reinforce our focus on context, Wars and Battles of Ancient Greece includes chapters covering warfare in civilisations and cultures before Greece, the Greek war machine and Greek women and conflict. It is a detailed survey of conflict in ancient Greece from the Mycenaean Age to the end of the Peloponnesian War, based on primary sources – mainly Herodotus, Thucydides and other historians, but also poets, dramatists and inscriptional evidence.


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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 124

View: 3733


Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

The Evidence

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118300955

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 6476


With fresh, new translations and extensive introductions andannotations, this sourcebook provides an inclusive and integratedview of Greek history, from Homer to Alexander the Great. New translations of original sources are contextualized byinsightful introductions and annotations Includes a range of literary, artistic and material evidencefrom the Homeric, Archaic and Classical Ages Focuses on important developments as well as specific themes tocreate an integrated perspective on the period Links the political and social history of the Greeks to theirintellectual accomplishments Includes an up-to-date bibliography of seminal scholarship An accompanying website offers additional evidence andexplanations, as well as links to useful online resources

The Quest

John Morritt, His Travels to Troy, 1794-1796

Author: Robert D. Morritt

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443818321

Category: History

Page: 145

View: 8858


For many years I had wanted to write something about Troy and the Classical Age; ever since my earlier archaological 'digs' and flint knapping and an early essay on Troy, quite unplanned, that had my strict Headmaster quite aghast (and even myself). I expect it was something hidden within my psyche which knows a former life, I hesitate to go t here. Notwithstanding that, this book describes not just the story of 'Troy' but theories of whether it did exist, with recent archaeological 'finds'. The work done at Troy by Schliemann is portrayed, also the work of Dorpfeld, Blegen and more recently the modern methods of the recently deceased Professor Manfred Korfmann and the theories of Joachim Latacz are explored, with emphasis on the University of Tuebingen TROIA Project, which is consistently attracting international attention. Not only is Troy portrayed, but the travels of John Morritt to locate the site of Troy. The interesting way Morritt circumnavigated the Napoleonic armies makes one wonder if he was on a clandestine mission to record topography, as he later makes un-historical observations of military movements in an area the French navy were to invade to reach Egypt, etc. If the reader receives any benefit from this book, I will consider that I have done my part. If not, I recomend it wholeheartedly as a sure-fire cure for insomnia. Robert D. Morritt

Sacred Places

101 Spiritual Sites Around the World

Author: Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 9781888729023

Category: Sacred space

Page: 238

View: 5472


A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.


The World Deceived : Homer's Guide to Pergamum: Resolve an Ancient Mystery at Bergama and Truva in Western Turkey

Author: John Lascelles

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412058295

Category: Bergama (Turkey)

Page: 196

View: 805


The Greeks deceived the Romans about the site of Troy and time of the Trojan War to save their people from blood feud, revenge and genocide. Scholars have fallen victim to this deception after the fall of the Roman Empire had removed its purpose. These insights come from over 30 years of study of ancient history and the problem of Troy. Historians and archaeologists are wasting time and resources in seeking Troy in the wrong place and time. Controversy boiled over into fisticuffs at a symposium in February 2002 at Germany's Tubingen University. Professor Frank Kolb led a team contesting the interpretation of findings by Professor Manfred Korfmann at the supposed location of Troy at Hisarlik in Turkey. Korfmann presented his views with computer-generated reconstructions in a BBC-TV Documentary produced by Aidan Laverty. I propose that Homer's acropolis of Ilios became the famous Acropolis of Pergamum when reoccupied by the Attalid dynasty from 281-133 BC. Troy, the lower town, was located at the citadel hill of Musalla Mesarik rising from the oldest part of the town of Bergama in Turkey. Bergama is the Turkish corruption of the Greek name Pergamon. The Attalid dynasty of Hellenistic times rebuilt on the Acropolis Ilios. They began at the highest level of the Trojan Acropolis, called Pergamos in Homer's Iliad. Disappointed with his small "Troy" at Hisarlik, Heinrich Schliemann toured the Troad to seek another site to fit. He turned north from Edremit. Had he set eyes on Pergamum, he could have found the real Ilios and Troy only 75 miles away from his false "Troy." Archaeology struggles to defend his identification. Pergamum is the greatest acropolis east of the Aegean Sea. Only Acrocorinth to the west of the Sea rivals its size. I show that ordinary tourists can find every feature around Bergama that Homer mentions in the Iliad and Odyssey.

T.S. Eliot and the Poetics of Evolution

Sub/versions of Classicism, Culture, and Progress

Author: Lois A. Cuddy

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838754221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 6669


"Cuddy examines how the nineteenth-century union of evolution, history, and myth became Eliot's definition of the Western Tradition from Homer to the present. Homer's Odyssey and the tradition it inspired became one of Eliot's most successful paradigms for historical re/vision of women, father/son relationships, cultural evolution, time, and poet's struggle with words." "Guided by Eliot's own allusions and references to specific authors and historical moments, Cuddy adds a feminist, cultural, and intertextual perspective to the familiar critical interpretations of Eliot's work in order to reread poems and plays through nineteenth-century ideologies and knowledge set against our own time. By considering the implications and consequences of Eliot's culturally approved assumptions, this study further reveals how Eliot was trapped between the idea of Evolution as a unifying project and the reality of his own and his culture's hierarchical (and fragmenting) beliefs about class, gender, religion, and race. Cuddy concludes by exploring how this conflict undermined Eliot's mission of unity and influenced his (and Modernism's) place in history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Site of the Homeric Troy

Author: Heinrich Schliemann

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377287607

Category: History

Page: 76

View: 6761


This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.



Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641149258

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8705


Gleich wie die Blätter im Walde, so der Menschen Geschlecht, dies wächst und jenes verschwindet. Thomas Hockenberry, ehemaliger Professor für Philosophie, wird nach seinem Tod auserwählt, im Auftrag der Muse Kalliope als Kriegsberichterstatter in Ilium tätig zu werden. Als sogenannter Scholiker mit raffinierten High-Tech-Geräten ausgestattet, die es ihm ermöglichen, mitten im Kampfgetümmel zu erscheinen und in Sekundenbruchteilen wieder zu verschwinden, soll er der Muse Zeugnis geben von den Wechselfällen des Trojanischen Krieges. Hockenberry kennt Homers "Ilias" genau und merkt bald, dass sich zwischen dem, was er sieht, und den Versen Homers beträchtliche Diskrepanzen auftun. Hat sich der berühmte griechische Epiker in sträflicher Weise dichterische Freiheiten erlaubt? Oder befindet er, Hockenberry, sich etwa im falschen Krieg?

Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair


Author: Robert Dinsdale

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426452707

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4673


Entdecken Sie mit Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" Londons einzigartigen Spielzeug-Laden und einen ergreifenden Liebes- und Familien-Roman zum Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Alles beginnt mit einer Zeitungsannonce: »Fühlen Sie sich verloren? Ängstlich? Sind Sie im Herzen ein Kind geblieben? Willkommen in Papa Jacks Emporium.« Die Worte scheinen Cathy förmlich anzuziehen, als sie nach einer neuen Bleibe sucht. Denn im England des Jahres 1906 ist eine alleinstehende junge Frau wie sie nirgendwo willkommen, zumal nicht, wenn sie schwanger ist – und so macht Cathy sich auf nach Mayfair. In Papa Jacks Emporium, Londons magischem Spielzeug-Laden, gibt es nicht nur Zinnsoldaten, die strammstehen, wenn jemand vorübergeht, riesige Bäume aus Pappmaché und fröhlich umherflatternde Vögel aus Pfeifenreinigern. Hier finden all diejenigen Unterschlupf, die Hilfe bitter nötig haben. Doch bald wetteifern Papa Jacks Söhne, die rivalisierenden Brüder Kaspar und Emil, um Cathys Zuneigung. Und als der 1. Weltkrieg ausbricht und die Familie auseinander reißt, scheint das Emporium langsam aber sicher seinen Zauber zu verlieren ... Nostalgisch, rührend und zauberhaft romantisch erzählt Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" von einer jungen Frau, zerrissen in ihrer Liebe zu zwei Männern mit einzigartigen magischen Talenten. Ein Liebes-Roman für alle Leserinnen und Leser von Erin Morgenstern und Jessie Burton und alle, die sich von einem Spielzeug-Laden voller Wunder verzaubern lassen. »Wahrhaft magisch. Diese rundum faszinierende Geschichte wird Sie verzaubern.« Culture Fly

Das Lied des Achill


Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll

ISBN: 3492982204

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 1566


Patroklos, ein in Ungnade gefallener Prinz im Knabenalter, wird ins Exil nach Phthia geschickt, wo er, als einer unter vielen, im Schatten des Königs Peleus und seines Sohnes Achill einsam und unbeachtet lebt, bis Achill sich eines Tages seiner annimmt. Die zaghafte Annährung entwickelt sich bald zu einer unerschütterlichen Freundschaft. Seite an Seite wachsen Achill und Patroklos zu jungen Männern heran, und bald erblüht eine zarte Liebe zwischen ihnen. Der Friede wird jedoch jäh zerstört, als Paris Helena aus Sparta entführt und sich die Männer Griechenlands zum Kampf gegen Troja versammeln. Verführt von der Prophezeiung seiner ruhmreichen Bestimmung, schließt sich Achill ihnen an. Patroklos, innerlich von Angst und Liebe zerrissen, folgt Achill in den zehn Jahre währenden Krieg, nicht ahnend, dass er das Schicksal seines geliebten Freundes in die Hände der Götter geben muss.


A Travel Survival Kit

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lonely Planet


Category: Turkey

Page: 619

View: 9664


Updated and expanded fourth edition of travel guide first published in 1985. Provides cultural and historical information as well as practical advice on travel within Turkey. Includes 94 maps, an expanded Eastern section, a language section, a menu translator, and a guide to Turkish delicacies. The author has written 25 books, including Lonely Planet's 'La Ruta Maya' and 'Turkish Phrasebook'.

The Iliad

Author: Martin Mueller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472521188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 7844


No Western text boasts a life as long as the "Iliad", and few can match its energy and glory. This introduction to Homer's poem sees it as rooted in a particular culture with narrative and thematic conventions that are only partly explained by assumptions about the properties of oral poetry. Professor Mueller follows Plato and Aristotle in seeing the plot of the "Iliad" as a distinctly Homeric 'invention' which shaped Attic tragedy and the concept of dramatic action in Western literature. In this second edition the text has been revised in many places, and a new chapter on Homeric repetitions has been added.

Die Entdecker

Das Abenteuer des Menschen, sich und die Welt zu erkennen


Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 303486650X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 826

View: 4471