Troy

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Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   July 12, 2006
ISBN  1405131829
Pages  264

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This is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives.

  • The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives.
  • Examines the film’s use of Homer’s Iliad and the myth of the Trojan War, its presentation of Bronze-Age archaeology, and its place in film history.
  • Identifies the modern political overtones of the Trojan War myth as expressed in the film and explains why it found world-wide audiences.
  • Editor and contributors are archaeologists or classical scholars, several of whom incorporate films into their teaching and research.
  • Includes an annotated list of films and television films and series episodes on the Trojan War.
  • Contains archaeological illustrations of Troy, relevant images of ancient art, and stills from films on the Trojan War.

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