The Trojan War

The Trojan War

by Carol G. Thomas, Craig Conant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806138742

ISBN-13: 9780806138749

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Surveys the historical underpinnings of the Heroic Age in ancient Greek tradition

Different as the Trojan War was to Greeks and Romans, the two peoples united in an identical longing for a heroism that was attainable in the present only by reaching out for an impossible past. Carol G. Thomas and Craig Conant's broad and varied account of the Trojan War allows

Overview

Surveys the historical underpinnings of the Heroic Age in ancient Greek tradition

Different as the Trojan War was to Greeks and Romans, the two peoples united in an identical longing for a heroism that was attainable in the present only by reaching out for an impossible past. Carol G. Thomas and Craig Conant's broad and varied account of the Trojan War allows readers to investigate the archaeological and historical foundations that underlie the epic poems featuring Achilles and Aeneas, and to examine how the poems altered understanding of the war for the many cultures and civilizations touched by their narrative power.

Conceived as an introduction to this critical event in the Western tradition, The Trojan War offers readers and researchers an engaging mixture of descriptive chapters, biographical sketches, and annotated primary documents. Also provided are an annotated bibliography and index.

Carol G. Thomas is Professor of History at the University of Washington, co-author of Citadel to City-State: The Transformation of Greece, 1200-700 BCE and author of Progress into the Past: The Rediscovery of Mycenaean Civilization.

Craig Conant is co-author with Carol G. Thomas of From Citadel to City-State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806138749
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,265,335
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Chronology     x
Troy and the World of the Late Bronze Age     1
Finding Troy and the Trojan War     21
Homer and the Epic Tradition     39
The Force of Legend     63
Troy and the Twenty-first Century     81
Biographies: The Personalities of the War     97
Primary Documents     127
Glossary     167
Annotated Bibliography     183
Index     197

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