Homeric sites around Troy

Author: Jonathan Brown

Publisher: Parrot Press

ISBN: 0646915975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 155

View: 3844


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. The eBook enhances the experience of the print book. The penultimate section is a list of videos taken by the author to be found on YouTube that expand on the perspectives of the still photographs. The final section “How to get there” has detailed on-the-ground information on how to get to the sites discussed. 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: 1614


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and political fallout Appraises military geniuses such as Sparta and AthensBeautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished paintings, imagery and contemporary photographs One of the most popular areas of ancient history is war in the Greek world.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.


für den Schulgebrauch erklärt. Gesang I - III

Author: Homerus

Publisher: N.A



Page: 124

View: 6829


Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

The Evidence

Author: Joseph Roisman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118300955

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 8719


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: 1679


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 Around the World

108 Destinations

Author: Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 1888729104

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 904


World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.

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: 6634


"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 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: 6612


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.


Author: Fritz Graf,Irene de Jong,Joachim Latacz,René Nünlist,Magdalene Stoevesandt,Rudolf Wachter,Martin L. West

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110221217

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 4033


Die Prolegomena führen in das bessere Verständnis des Homertextes selbst und in die Art der Kommentierung ein. Inhalt: Zur Geschichte der Ilias-Kommentierung (Latacz) - Textgeschichte (West) - Formelhaftigkeit und Mündlichkeit (Latacz) - Grammatik (Wachter) - Metrik (Nünlist) - Handlungsfiguren (Graf/Stoevesandt) -Handlungs- und Zeitstruktur mit Graphiken (Latacz) - Erzähltechnik (de Jong/Nünlist) -Wort-Index Homerisch-Mykenisch,mit Kurzerläuterungen (Wachter). Die dritte Auflage wurde vollständig durchgesehen; kleinere Versehen wurden berichtigt, einige bibliographische Angaben aktualisiert.

The Site of the Homeric Troy

Author: Heinrich Schliemann

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377287607

Category: History

Page: 76

View: 4749


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.

Die Entdecker

Das Abenteuer des Menschen, sich und die Welt zu erkennen


Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 303486650X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 826

View: 6951


Southern Europe

International Dictionary of Historic Places

Author: Trudy Ring,Noelle Watson,Paul Schellinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134259654

Category: Reference

Page: 836

View: 7812


First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: A. Dirkzwager

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004043671


Page: 110

View: 5494



A Travel Survival Kit

Author: Tom Brosnahan

Publisher: Lonely Planet


Category: Turkey

Page: 326

View: 2264


Fully revised and updated with dedicated trekking chapter by local trekking specialist, this is a comprehensive and informative guide on the history and environment of Turkey.