Where are the tombs of the Homeric heroes around Troy? Where are the outstanding features of the landscape - the rivers, springs, hills and mountains - that Homer sings so eloquently of in the Iliad?
This book will help to find them. It is the most extensively illustrated account of the landscape around Troy ever published. Over 170 photographs, 38 old paintings and drawings, 31 historical maps, 27 annotated satellite images, two new maps - all accompanied by well-informed analysis.
Homeric sites around Troy traces the historical and contemporary search for the sites referred to by Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey, and by others in the Trojan Cycle. These include the rivers Scamander and Simois, Mt Ida and Gargarus, the Hellespont, and the ship stations and ports of the Achaeans and the Trojans. Above all, it searches for the tombs of the fallen heroes: The Tomb of Laomedon 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 Tomb of Patroclus The Tomb of Antilochus The Tomb of Hecuba The Tomb of Protesilaus
The visits to the sites are illuminating. In some cases, the author suggests locations that differ from tradition. The book reproduces many antique and old maps, summarises the results of archaeological excavations, presents two new maps, contains many annotated excerpts of satellite imagery, and has many beautiful full-colour illustrations.
An indispensable sourcebook and companion to Homer. Essential background for anyone planning a visit to Gallipoli, Troy and its surrounds.