Homeric Sites Around Troy

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Parrot Press, Aug 2, 2017 - Literary Criticism - 302 pages

The mysterious places of Homer are explored in this most extensively illustrated account of the landscape around Troy. Over 170 photographs, 38 old paintings and drawings, 31 historical maps, 27 annotated excerpts from satellite imagery, and two new maps guide the reader in search of the sites celebrated in the Iliad and the Odyssey – the rivers, springs, mountains, the Hellespont, the ships’ camps, and the heroic tombs. The book analyses the Homeric and literary sources, traces the historical and contemporary search for the sites, and summarizes the results of archaeological excavations. The findings are surprising.

This edition adds two sections to the printed book. The penultimate section is a “List of videos of the sites” taken by the author and to be found on YouTube. The final section “How to get there” has detailed on-the-ground information on how to get to the sites.

Beautifully illustrated, the book is an indispensable sourcebook and companion to Homer. It is also essential background for anyone planning a visit to Troy and its surrounds.

 

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Contents

List of maps
4
Preface
5
Memory Maps and Imagination
7
Mt Ida
31
The Scamander
55
Warm and cold springs
67
The source of the Scamander
75
The Simois
81
The Tomb of Myrina
161
The Tomb of Ilus
169
The Tomb and Grove of Hector
181
The Tomb of Priam
195
The Tomb of Paris
199
The Tomb of Aesyetes
209
The Tomb of Ajax
219
The Tomb of Achilles
227

The Hellespont
87
The Ships of the Achaeans
93
The Tomb and Wall of the Achaeans 11
109
Tenedos and Samothrace
115
The Ships of the Trojans
121
The Tomb of the Trojans
133
The Sanctuary of Apollo Thymbraeus
139
The Wall of Heracles the Trench and Callicolone
145
The Tomb of Laomedon
155
The Tomb of Patroclus
251
The Tomb of Antilochus
259
The Tomb of Hecuba
265
The Tomb of Protesilaus
271
Epilogue
278
Select bibliography
280
List of videos of the sites How to get there 109 115 121 133 139 145 155 161 169 181 195 199 209 219 227 251 259 265 271 278 280 281
288
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About the author (2017)

Jonathan Brown studied Latin and ancient history at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is a former Australian diplomat and international lawyer, and author of several books on the music of Richard Wagner, most recently Great Wagner Conductors: a listener’s companion (2012). 

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