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Homeric Sites Around Troy

Jonathan Brown



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Parrot Press
10 August 2017
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.
Imprint:   Parrot Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 200mm, 
ISBN:   9780987155696
ISBN 10:   0987155695
Pages:   280
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List of maps Preface 1. Memory, Maps and Imagination 2. Mt Ida 3. The Scamander 4. Warm and cold springs 5. The source of the Scamander 6. The Simois 7. The Hellespont 8. The Ships of the Achaeans 9. The Tomb and Wall of the Achaeans 10. Tenedos and Samothrace 11. The Ships of the Trojans 12. The Tomb of the Trojans 13. The Sanctuary of Apollo Thymbraeus 14. The Wall of Heracles, the Trench and Callicolone 15. The Tomb of Laomedon 16. The Tomb of Myrina 17. The Tomb of Ilus 18. The Tomb and Grove of Hector 19. The Tomb of Priam 20. The Tomb of Paris 21. The Tomb of Aesyetes 22. The Tomb of Ajax 219 23. The Tomb of Achilles 24. The Tomb of Patroclus 25. The Tomb of Antilochus 26. The Tomb of Hecuba 27. The Tomb of Protesilaus Epilogue 278 Select bibliography

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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