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    Description"The Trojan War" is one of history's most famous conflicts, a ten-year-long war waged over the beautiful Helen. For more than two thousand years this story has been a source of artistic inspiration. But is it true? In "The Trojan War" historian and classicist Barry Strauss explores the myth and the reality behind the war, from Homer's accounts in "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" to Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of ancient Troy in the late nineteenth century to more recent excavations that have yielded intriguing clues to the story behind the fabled city. The Trojans, it turns out, were not ethnic Greeks but an Anatolian people closely allied with the Hittite Empire to the east. At the time of the Trojan War the Greeks were great seafarers while Troy was a more settled civilization. And while the cause of the war may well have been the kidnapping of a queen -- and, more significantly, the seizure of her royal dowry -- the underlying cause was a conflict between the Trojans and the Greeks for control of the eastern Aegean Sea. Through vivid reconstructions of the battles and insightful depictions of its famous characters, "The Trojan War" reveals the history behind Homer's great epic, without losing the poetry and grandeur of the epic myth.


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    Title
    The Trojan War
    Subtitle
    A New History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barry Strauss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 258
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743264426
    ISBN 10: 0743264428
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939.21
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 939.21
    DC22: 939/.21
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL793.T7 S78 2007
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    21 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "An exciting tale written in a lively style that brings Homer's heroes and the world in which they lived to vibrant and colorful life." -- Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of Classics and History, Yale University