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August 19, 2016

Michael Wood - In search of the Trojan war, 1985

Part I: The Age of Heroes.

"Many cities have come and gone, bearing the name Troy, in the historical record of Asia Minor. Michael Wood seeks the evidence for each of them, and analyses whether the details match Homer's account of the city.

"Michael Wood's motivation was to seek a legend: a character as deeply embedded in the collective memory of his audience as King Arthur had been in the earlier series; he sought Helen, the face that launched a thousand ships, although, as he himself remarks, romance is something which leaves no traces in the archaeological record."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 19, 2016 04:46 AM