The Tomb of Agamemnon

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Author  Cathy Gere
Publisher  Profile Books
Publication Date   October 24, 2017
ISBN  1861976674
Pages  208

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From Homer to Himmler, from Thucydides to Freud, Mycenae has occupied a singular place in the western imagination. As the backdrop to one of the more famous military campaigns of all time, Agamemnon's city has served for generation after generation as a symbol of the human appetite for war. As an archaeological site, it has given its name to the splendours of one of Europe's earliest civilisations: the Mycenaean Age. In this fascinating book, Cathy Gere tells the story of this extraordinary place - from the Cult of the Hero that sprung up in the shadow of the great burned walls in the eighth century BC, to Agamemnon's twentieth-century reincarnation as an Aryan military genius, to the distinctly anti-heroic conclusions of modern archaeology.

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