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    DescriptionThis is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen's epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. * The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen's epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. * Examines the film's use of Homer's Iliad and the myth of the Trojan War, its presentation of Bronze-Age archaeology, and its place in film history. * Identifies the modern political overtones of the Trojan War myth as expressed in the film and explains why it found world-wide audiences. * Editor and contributors are archaeologists or classical scholars, several of whom incorporate films into their teaching and research. * Includes an annotated list of films and television films and series episodes on the Trojan War. * Contains archaeological illustrations of Troy, relevant images of ancient art, and stills from films on the Trojan War.


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    Title
    Troy
    Subtitle
    From Homer's "Iliad" to Hollywood Epic
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Martin M. Winkler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 530 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405131827
    ISBN 10: 1405131829
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 791.4372
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    DC22: 791.43/72
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS042000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN1997.2 .T78 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: ATFA, DSBB, DB
    Edition
    Annotated
    Illustrations note
    20
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    24 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Martin M. Winkler is Professor of Classics at George Mason University. Most recently he has edited the essay collections Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema (2001) and Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004).
    Review quote
    "These essays-all clearly written and accessible to wide audiences-will thus provide invaluable supporting material for teachers of 'classics and film'. The breadth of the contributions and their willingness to provide a good level of background information are ... indications of this volume's usefulness to students." (The Classical Review, 2008) "Winkler's attractive collection of thirteen essays explores a little of the current state of research on the non-cinematic Troy, but focuses primarily on the film's various achievements... Winkler's engaging essay on 'The Iliad and the Cinema' turns reception-study on its head and reads several scenes from Homer through the lens of film studies; Winkler's annotated filmography of the Trojan war, along with his wide-ranging and passionate introduction, will be essential research material for scholars exploring Troy - or just the original Windy City." (Journal of Hellenic Studies, February 2009) "Classics and film is a staple of university curricula; it has become respectable, in large part thanks to Winkler's own persistent dedication ... Certainly [the book's] roster of contributors is aptly chosen for philological and ... archaeological strength-in-depth ... All of us working in the subject area will need to familiarize ourselves with the volume's contents ... We will be seeing a lot of this material in student essays and dissertations from here on in ... A strong and appealingly diverse field of essays ... adventurous in scope and very well informed. It will inspire students and professionals alike to fresh explorations." (Arion) "Any reader interested in understanding the relationship between the Homeric texts and this film will profit greatly from this collection... I would even highly recommend this collection to readers of Homer with little interest in contemporary film. [Such] insights should encourage the reader to look at the Homeric texts with a new perspective." (New England Classical Journal)
    Back cover copy
    This is the first book to examine systematically Wolfgang Petersen's epic film "Troy "from archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives."" The collection addresses the most important aspects of the film: its use of Homer's "Iliad "and the myth of the Trojan War, its presentation of Bronze-Age archaeology, its modern political overtones, and its place in film history with regard to both previous epics on the Trojan War and the director's own earlier work. The book explains why, despite or perhaps because of the liberties the film takes with ancient myth, literature, and archaeology, "Troy" has found huge worldwide audiences. For those who wish to explore the subject further, the book includes an annotated list of feature films and television films and series episodes on the Trojan War.
    Table of contents
    List of Plates. Notes on Contributors. Editor's Introduction. 1 Was There a Trojan War? Troy Between Fiction and Archaeological Evidence. (Manfred O. Korfmann). 2 From Homer's Troy to Petersen's Troy. (Joachim Latacz). 3 The Iliad and the Cinema. (Martin M. Winkler). 4 The Story of Troy Through the Centuries. (Georg Danek). 5 Viewing Troy: Authenticity, Criticism, Interpretation. (Jon Solomon). 6 Troy and the Role of the Historical Advisor. (J. Lesley Fitton). 7 From Greek Myth to Hollywood Story: Explanatory. (Kim Shahabudin). 8 The Fate of Troy. (Stephen Scully). 9 Helen of Troy. (Monica S. Cyrino). 10 Briseis in Homer, Ovid, and Troy. (Alena Allen). 11 Troy and Memorials of War. (Frederick Ahl). 12 The Realist Politics of Troy. (Robert J. Rabel). 13 The Trojan War on the Screen: An Annotated. (Martin M. Winkler). Bibliography.