Homeric Sites Around Troy
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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The Tomb of Myrina
The Tomb of Ilus
The Tomb and Grove of Hector
The Tomb of Priam
The Tomb of Paris
The Tomb of Aesyetes
The Tomb of Ajax
The Tomb of Achilles
The Ships of the Achaeans
The Tomb and Wall of the Achaeans 11
Tenedos and Samothrace
The Ships of the Trojans
The Tomb of the Trojans
The Sanctuary of Apollo Thymbraeus
The Wall of Heracles the Trench and Callicolone
The Tomb of Laomedon