; the history of the material, political, and cultural
We hear the pickaxes, shovels, and carts dislodging and then removing the tons of dirt covering ancient Troy
. Other sharp, resonant images include "the bald head [of a dancing Obermann that] seemed to be melting in the rays of an afternoon sun."
Building on the industry of archaeologists, historians, linguists, and classicists, Barry Strauss presents a compelling and engaging account of such a confrontation in the late Bronze Age at the site most believe to have been ancient Troy
The Amazon Warrior; a Novel of Ancient Troy
. New York: TOR.
Virgil's pallid hero Aeneas visits the Trojan refugees established there but turns away from this re-creation of ancient Troy
to lead an entirely new venture in the west.
Shakespeare, setting out the two sides of the argument in his play "Troilus and Cressida," shows us ancient Troy
, left holding the poisoned prize of Helen while the Greeks decimate the Trojan army to repossess her.
It's happening in a specially-felled mile-long labyrinth of trees cut into Gwydir Forest near Llanrwst, created by Cydcoed for the production called Caerdroia - Welsh for ancient Troy
As well as seeing the marble ruins of Aphrodisias and the acropolis of Pergamum, relive Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors at the Greco-Roman seaport of Ephesus and the playwright's Troilus and Cressida at the ruins of ancient Troy
. Visit the volcanic area of Cappadocia, the white stalactites of Pamukkale and the mountainous Lycian coast.
These days Australians regard Gallipoli as a place of pilgrimage and some 50,000 a year make their way to the silent scrubland across the water from ancient Troy
. Yet at the same time more than 2 million Turks make the same journey to the place they recognise as the crucible of modern secular Turkey.
THE EXTRAS: Two-disc set includes three fascinating featurettes looking in detail at the stunning effects and wonderful action sequences as well as a look into how the ruins of ancient Troy
were unearthed, plus theatrical trailer.
You told us about the man who discovered the ruins of ancient Troy
The latter reading of Glaukos' comment fits especially well the particular context of Hemingway's vignette, which describes the futile, unheroic death of some modern Greek "warriors" (the War Ministers) specifically connected with another "Trojan" war (modern Turkey being the site of ancient Troy