The Trojan War

Author(s): Barry S. Strauss

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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. First published 2007.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099474333
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : January 2008
  • : 1.9 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barry S. Strauss
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 939.21
  • : 288