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    DescriptionThe Trojan War occurred more than 3,000 years ago. Since then, starting with Homer's epics, people have been writing, painting, sculpting and creating music about this event and its participants. This book starts with an overview of the Bronze Age when the Trojan War occurred, and then follows a selection of the major literature about this war from Homer down through the ages and on to the Internet. Each retelling of the Troy story is discussed in its historical context and includes a synopsis of the story itself, because the ways of telling this story change over time. The main versions considered include: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; a selection of Classical Greek Dramas (especially Iphigenia at Aulis); Virgil's Aeneid; Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde; Guido delle Colonne's History of the Destruction of Troy; Racine's Iphigenia (at Aulis) ; Goethe's Iphigenia in Tauris; Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida; Joyce's Ulysses; and two feminist Troy novels, Sheri Tepper's The Gate to Women's Country and Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Firebrand.


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    Title
    The Trojan War
    Subtitle
    Literature and Legends from the Bronze Age to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diane P. Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 229
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786472291
    ISBN 10: 0786472294
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000, SOC011000
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LAN015000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23500000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000, A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 808.8/03583921
    LC classification: PN56.T76 T46 2013
    DC22: 808.80358392
    DC23: 808.80358392
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHC
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    02 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC
    Author Information
    English professor Diane P. Thompson has been a long-time scholar of Troy studies. She lives in Reston, Virginia.
    Review quote
    Reviews of the first edition: "a thorough treatment...recommended" - Library Journal "this survey is an excellent review of the use of an ancient story throughout literary history. It is very interesting to anyone who appreciates Homer and Virgil and could be useful in literature classes" - Catholic Library World "useful...well written...provides a useful synthesis...extensive and detailed...very enjoyable reading" - Bryn Mawr Classical Review