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Troy and the Trojans Carl W. Blegen

Troy and the Trojans

Carl W. Blegen

Published June 15th 1995
ISBN : 9781566198233
Hardback
192 pages
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The author successfully reconciles the Troy of Homers epic poems, an advanced and powerful civilization, with the archaeological ruins left to us today. Using material gleaned from the Cincinnati Expedition & from his own scholarship, BlegenMoreThe author successfully reconciles the Troy of Homers epic poems, an advanced and powerful civilization, with the archaeological ruins left to us today. Using material gleaned from the Cincinnati Expedition & from his own scholarship, Blegen takes us through seven Troy settlements covering the period 3000 to 1000 B.C., analyzing the archaeological evidence (architectural ruins, pottery, weapons, etc.) to provide us with a vivid account of everyday Trojan life. Along the way we learn that the fabled wall encircling the citadel was a feature from the beginning, & that the city was ruined & rebuilt three times before its final destruction by invaders who looted it & put it to the torch. Beginning with a discussion of the Homeric Troy and concluding with a penetrating study of the 7th Troy settlement that must be viewed as the historical city, this book re-creates the enchantment of a lost civilization.