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The Trojan War : a new history, Barry Strauss

Label
The Trojan War : a new history
Title
The Trojan War
Title remainder
a new history
Statement of responsibility
Barry Strauss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Trojan War is one of the most famous conflicts in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad, one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many readers know that this literary masterwork is based on actual events, there is disagreement about how much of Homer's tale is true. Drawing on recent archeological research, historian and classicist Barry Strauss explains what really happened in Troy more than 3,000 years ago. Strauss shows us where Homer nods, and sometimes exaggerates and distorts, as well. He puts the Trojan War into the context of its time, explaining the strategies and tactics that both sides used, and compares the war to contemporary battles elsewhere in the eastern Mediterranean. With his reconstructions of the conflict and his insights into the famous characters and events of Homer's great epic, Strauss tells the story of the fall of Troy as history without losing the poetry and grandeur that continue to draw readers to this ancient tale
Summary
Drawing on the latest archaeological research, an expert account of the famous historical battle confirms many details recounted in Homer's epic account, from Troy's alliance with the Hittite Empire and the role of Greek maritime commerce in the war to the significant fire at the end of the twelfth century and the facts about the Trojan horse
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
167031
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strauss, Barry S
Dewey number
939/.21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL793.T7
LC item number
S78 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Trojan War
  • Trojan War
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a new history
Label
The Trojan War : a new history, Barry Strauss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War for Helen -- The black ships sail -- Operation Beachhead -- Assault on the walls -- The dirty war -- An army in trouble -- The killing fields -- Night moves -- Hector's charge -- Achilles' heel -- The night of the horse
Control code
ocm70158532
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743264419
Lccn
2006044389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743264419
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70158532
Label
The Trojan War : a new history, Barry Strauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War for Helen -- The black ships sail -- Operation Beachhead -- Assault on the walls -- The dirty war -- An army in trouble -- The killing fields -- Night moves -- Hector's charge -- Achilles' heel -- The night of the horse
Control code
ocm70158532
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743264419
Lccn
2006044389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743264419
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70158532

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