The Trojan War

The Trojan War

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History, Ancient Greek History
Paperback Published on: 03/01/2008
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Synopsis

Did the Trojan War really happen?

Spectacular new archaeological evidence suggests that it did. Recent excavations and newly translated Hittite texts reveal that Troy was a large, wealthy city allied with the Hittite Empire. Located at the strategic entrance to the Dardanelles, the link between the Aegean and Black Sea, it was a tempting target for marauding Greeks, the Vikings of the Bronze Age. The Trojan War may have been the inevitable consequence of expanding Greek maritime commerce.

Written by a leading expert on ancient military history, the true story of the most famous battle in history is every bit as compelling as Homer's epic account - and confirms many of its details. In The Trojan War, master storyteller Barry Strauss puts legend into its historical context, without losing its poetry and grandeur.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099474333
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 212g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 19 mm

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