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    Troy - Myth, City, Icon

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    AuthorNaoise Mac Sweeney
    Size234 x 156 mm
    ImagesB/w photos and illustrations
    Year published  2018

    From the palaces of Homeric epic to the ancestral seat of Roman emperors, Troy in antiquity was a place couched in myth. But for nearly four millennia, Troy was also a living city, inhabited by real people. Troy today is therefore a site of major archaeological and historical significance. In the modern world, however, Troy has become as much a symbol as a site. From movies to computer viruses, from condom branding to reggae records, Troy is a word to conjure with.

    This book explores the significance of Troy in three areas: the mythic, the archaeological, and the cultural, and highlights the continuing importance of the site today. Including a survey of the archaeological remains of Troy as they are currently understood, the volume presents an all-inclusive overview of the site's history, from the Troy of Homer to Classical Antiquity and beyond. The modern day cultural significance of the Trojan War is also discussed, including re-tellings of the stories or representations of the site and myth, and the more abstract use of Troy as a symbol – as a brand for consumer goods, and as a metaphor for contemporary conflicts.

    Table of contents

    List of Figures

    Part One: Myth
    Chapter 1. Introducing Troy
    Chapter 2. The Making of a Myth
    Chapter 3. The Story of Discovery
    Chapter 4. The Truth about the Trojan War

    Part Two: City
    Chapter 5. Early Troy, c.3000-1750 BCE
    Chapter 6. Troy in the Age of Heroes, c.1750-1180 BCE
    Chapter 7. Troy in the 'Dark Age', c.1180-900 BCE
    Chapter 8. Troy in the Greek World, c.900-335 BCE
    Chapter 9. Troy in the Hellenistic World, 334-85 BCE
    Chapter 10. Troy in the Roman World, 85 BCE – 7th century

    Part Three: Icon
    Chapter 11. All Roads Begin at Troy
    Chapter 12. All You Need is Love
    Chapter 13. War. What is it Good For?
    Chapter 14. Troy Today

    Guide to Further Reading


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