Troy: From Homer's Iliad to Hollywood Epic / Edition 1

Troy: From Homer's Iliad to Hollywood Epic / Edition 1

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by Martin M. Winkler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405131837

ISBN-13: 9781405131834

Pub. Date: 07/03/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives.

  • The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives.

Overview

This is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives.

  • The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives.
  • Examines the film’s use of Homer’s Iliad and the myth of the Trojan War, its presentation of Bronze-Age archaeology, and its place in film history.
  • Identifies the modern political overtones of the Trojan War myth as expressed in the film and explains why it found world-wide audiences.
  • Editor and contributors are archaeologists or classical scholars, several of whom incorporate films into their teaching and research.
  • Includes an annotated list of films and television films and series episodes on the Trojan War.
  • Contains archaeological illustrations of Troy, relevant images of ancient art, and stills from films on the Trojan War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405131834
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/03/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Notes on Contributors.

Editor's Introduction.

1 Was There a Trojan War? Troy Between Fiction and Archaeological Evidence.

(Manfred O. Korfmann).

2 From Homer’s Troy to Petersen’s Troy. (Joachim Latacz).

3 The Iliad and the Cinema. (Martin M. Winkler).

4 The Story of Troy Through the Centuries. (Georg Danek).

5 Viewing Troy: Authenticity, Criticism, Interpretation. (Jon Solomon).

6 Troy and the Role of the Historical Advisor. (J. Lesley Fitton).

7 From Greek Myth to Hollywood Story: Explanatory. (Kim Shahabudin).

8 The Fate of Troy. (Stephen Scully).

9 Helen of Troy. (Monica S. Cyrino).

10 Briseis in Homer, Ovid, and Troy. (Alena Allen).

11 Troy and Memorials of War. (Frederick Ahl).

12 The Realist Politics of Troy. (Robert J. Rabel).

13 The Trojan War on the Screen: An Annotated. (Martin M. Winkler).

Bibliography.

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