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Troy and Homer: Towards a Solution of an Old Mystery

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In this book Joachim Latacz turns the spotlight of modern research on the much-debated question of whether the wealthy city of Troy described by Homer in the Iliad was a poetic fiction or a memory of historical reality. Earlier excavations at the hill of Hisarlik, in Turkey, on the Dardanelles, brought no answer, but in 1988 a new archaeological enterprise, under the direction of Manfred Korfmann, led to a radical shift in understanding. Latacz, one of Korfmann's closest collaborators, traces the course of these ...

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Troy and Homer: Towards a Solution of an Old Mystery
2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199263080

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