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The Trojan War

-By Barry S. Strauss
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    Did the Trojan War really happen? Archaeological evidence suggests that it did. Excavations and translated Hittite texts reveal that Troy was a large, wealthy city allied with the Hittite Empire. The Trojan War may have been the consequence of expanding Greek maritime commerce. This book tells the story of the most famous battle in history.

    Did the Trojan War really happen? Spectacular new archaeological evidence suggests that it did. Recent excavations and newly translated Hittite texts reveal that Troy was a large, wealthy city allied with the Hittite Empire. Located at the strategic entrance to the Dardanelles, the link between the Aegean and Black Sea, it was a tempting target for marauding Greeks, the Vikings of the Bronze Age. The Trojan War may have been the inevitable consequence of expanding Greek maritime commerce. Written by a leading expert on ancient military history, the true story of the most famous battle in history is every bit as compelling as Homer's epic account - and confirms many of its details. In "The Trojan War", master storyteller Barry Strauss puts legend into its historical context, without losing its poetry and grandeur. read less...

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    ISBN-13 9780099474333
    Publisher Cornerstone
    Imprint Arrow Books Ltd
    Number of Pages 288
    Publication Date 03012008
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    Binding Paperback

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