Homeric sites around Troy

Author: Jonathan Brown
Publisher: Parrot Press
ISBN: 0646915975
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Homer Troy and the Turks

Author: Günay Uslu
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048532736
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Homer and Troy, the first lieux de mémoire for Ancient Greek civilization and a fundamental part of the collective identity of European nations, also inspired the Ottoman Turkish imagination and cultural traditions. Yet despite all the valuable historical research into Homer, the archaeology of Troy and Heinrich Schliemann's archaeological activities in the Ottoman Empire of the late nineteenth century, most scholars rely heavily on Western sources. Little attention has been paid to the archaeological concerns and interests of the Ottomans themselves. This book explores Ottoman-Turkish involvement and interest in Homer and Troy between 1870, when Schliemann started excavating on Ottoman soil, and the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, when Troy became part of the heroic epic of the Turks. It explores long neglected Ottoman sources and brings the Ottoman and European experience and tradition regarding Homer and Troy together.

Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander

Author: Joseph Roisman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118300955
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Author: Robert D. Morritt
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443818321
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Troy Carthage and the Victorians

Author: Rachel Bryant Davies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108135544
Format: PDF, ePub
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Playful, popular visions of Troy and Carthage, backdrops to the Iliad and Aeneid's epic narratives, shine the spotlight on antiquity's starring role in nineteenth-century culture. This is the story of how these ruined cities inspired bold reconstructions of the Trojan War and its aftermath, how archaeological discoveries in the Troad and North Africa sparked dramatic debates, and how their ruins were exploited to conceptualise problematic relationships between past, present and future. Rachel Bryant Davies breaks new ground in the afterlife of classical antiquity by revealing more complex and less constrained interaction with classical knowledge across a broader social spectrum than yet understood, drawing upon methodological developments from disciplines such as history of science and theatre history in order to do so. She also develops a thorough critical framework for understanding classical burlesque and engages in in-depth analysis of a toy-theatre production.

Homeric Whispers

Author: Roberto Salinas Price
Publisher: Scylax Press
ISBN: 0910865116
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"Homeric Whispers" is divided into three basic parts: (1) A comparison between the geography of Asia Minor and the Dalmatian Coast that shows contradictions in the presumed site of Troy in Asia Minor. (2) A full geography of Troy in the Dalmatian Coast and its corresponding placenames and archaeological ruins. (3) How the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" originally written in a Slavic dialect entered the Greek world and became translated by a bicultural community into the Greek language.

Southern Europe

Author: Trudy Ring
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134259654
Format: PDF
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Letters of John B S Morritt of Rokeby

Author: John B. S. Morritt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108042228
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This works is an account by John Bacon Sawrey Morritt (1771-1843), traveller, classical scholar and friend of Sir Walter Scott, of his Grand Tour during the years 1794-6. His letters home were edited by G. E. Marindin (1841-1939) and published in 1914. In 1790 Morritt inherited the Rokeby estate, County Durham, and came into a considerable fortune. Educated at St John's College, Cambridge, he graduated in 1794, and soon afterwards set out for the continent. Visiting Constantinople, Troy, the Greek islands, Crete, Naples, Rome and Venice, Morritt developed a lifelong passion for European art and culture (he purchased the Rokeby Venus in 1813). He was well-read in Greek and Latin literature, had a considerable taste for antiquarian research, and was undeterred by the dangers of traversing Europe during the French Revolutionary Wars. According to his editor, 'it would be difficult to imagine a better traveller'.

The Rape of Troy

Author: Jonathan Gottschall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470051
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Homer's epics reflect an eighth-century BCE world of warrior tribes that were fractured by constant strife; aside from its fantastic scale, nothing is exceptional about Troy's conquest by the Greeks. Using a fascinating and innovative approach, Professor Gottschall analyses Homeric conflict from the perspective of modern evolutionary biology, attributing its intensity to a shortage of available young women. The warrior practice of taking enemy women as slaves and concubines meant that women were concentrated in the households of powerful men. In turn, this shortage drove men to compete fiercely over women: almost all the main conflicts of the Iliad and Odyssey can be traced back to disputes over women. The Rape of Troy integrates biological and humanistic understanding - biological theory is used to explore the ultimate sources of pitched Homeric conflict, and Homeric society is the subject of a bio-anthropological case study of why men fight.