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By Joachim Latacz

During this booklet Joachim Latacz turns the highlight of contemporary examine at the much-debated query of no matter if the rich urban of Troy defined by way of Homer within the Iliad used to be a poetic fiction or a reminiscence of old reality.

Earlier excavations on the hill of Hisarlik, in Turkey, at the Dardanelles, introduced no solution, yet in 1988 a brand new archaeological company, less than the course of Manfred Korfmann, ended in a thorough shift in realizing. Latacz, one in every of Korfmann's closest collaborators, lines the process those excavations, and the renewed research of the imperial Hittite information they've got encouraged. As he demonstrates, it really is now transparent that the historical past opposed to which the plot of the Iliad is acted out is the historic truth of the 13th century BC. The Troy tale as an entire should have arisen during this interval, and we will discover strains of it in Homer's nice poem.

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