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The Trojan War : literature and legends from the Bronze Age to the present

Author: Diane P Thompson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This survey of works about the Trojan War, Greek mythology and the tradition of Troy stories provides a background that helps readers appreciate the ancient and continually recreated tales."--Jacket.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Diane P., 1940-
Trojan War.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane P Thompson
ISBN: 0786417374 9780786417377
OCLC Number: 53330813
Description: vi, 241 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Bronze Age Mycenae and Troy: archaeological evidence --
Oral poetry and the Troy cycle --
Homer's Iliad: the war at Troy --
Homer's Odyssey: the long journey home --
Aeschylus' Agamemnon: dead heroes and wild women--controlling the past --
Euripides' two Iphigenia plays: human sacrifice and resolution --
Virgil's Aeneid: Roman transformation of Homeric myth --
Transmission of Troy stories to the Middle Ages --
Love redeems Eneas; love destroys Achilles: Troy as romance --
Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde: the Christian synthesis --
Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida: human beings alone --
Improving Iphigenia: Racine and Goethe modernize evil --
The Firebrand and The Gate to women's country: women revise the Trojan past --
The tradition continues: Troy in the twentieth century and beyond.
Responsibility: Diane P. Thompson.
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