Archaeology and the Iliad

  • by Eric H. Cline
  • Narrated by Eric H. Cline
  • 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

The Trojan War, captured forever in Homer's epic poem the Iliad, resonates to the present day in the popular imagination, and this magnificent confrontation continues to exert a tremendous influence on modern audiences.But did Troy actually exist? And if so, where is it located? Was the Trojan War actually fought? If it was, did it take place over the course of ten years, as Homer wrote, or was it a much longer series of battles? And why was the war fought? Could Helen's face alone really have launched a thousand ships?In this course, esteemed professor Eric H. Cline examines the real history of Troy and delves into the archaeological discoveries (which continue to the present day) that help to answer the questions above. Through an entertaining and incisive analysis of known data, Professor Cline provides a fuller, richer understanding of this historic clash.

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An excellent course

This covers much the same ground as the Michael Wood tv series. The lectures are very informative and provide a lot of detail. The host professor cline is a good host. If you liked the above TVs series, this is an excellent addition to your library.
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- Andrew J Nolan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-08-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books