The Fall of Troy


Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307472817
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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In The Fall of Troy, acclaimed novelist and historian Peter Ackroyd creates a fascinating narrative that follows an archaeologist's obsession with finding the ruins of Troy, depicting the blurred line between truth and deception.Obermann, an acclaimed German scholar, fervently believes that his discovery of the ancient ruins of Troy will prove that the heroes of the Iliad, a work he has cherished all his life, actually existed. But Sophia, Obermann's young Greek wife, has her suspicions about his motivations — suspicions that only increase when she finds a cache of artifacts that her husband has hidden, and when a more skeptical archaeologist dies from a mysterious fever. With exquisite detail, Ackroyd again demonstrates his ability to evoke time and place, creating a brilliantly told story of heroes and scoundrels, human aspirations and follies, and the temptation to shape the truth to fit a passionately held belief. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Fall of Troy


Author: Quintus (Smyrnaeus)
Publisher: Heinemann Young Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Epic poetry, Greek
Page: 627
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Quintus was a poet who lived at Smyrna some four hundred years after Christ. His work, in fourteen books, is a bold and generally underrated attempt in Homer's style to complete the story of Troy from the point at which the Iliad closes. Quintus tells us the stories of Penthesilea, the Amazonian queen; Memnon, leader of the Ethiopians; the death of Achilles; the contest for Achilles' arms between Ajax and Odysseus; the arrival of Philoctetes; and the making of the wooden horse. The poem ends with the departure of the Greeks and the great storm which by the wrath of heaven shattered their fleet. -- jacket

Riding the Wooden Horse

The Fall of Troy
Author: H Rink
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491835656
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
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Riding the Wooden Horse tells the story of the various maneuvers of both Trojans in their city and the Greeks on the Dardan plain to end the stalemate between the two sides. The Greeks have Odysseus, the master schemer from Ithaca, forever scheming and looking for ways to delude the Trojans to their downfall. The Trojans have no one of such talents and must muddle along as best they can. The narrative also presents a host of females in Troy – Helen, Andromache, Cassandra and others – who would have been of enormous benefit to the Trojan cause, if the men had only listened to them. Vergil, the Roman poet who has been ordered by Emperor Augustus to write about Roman glorious beginning (the Aeneid) but who hopes the way may have another ending is also there. The fall of Troy is described in detail and what happened to the various characters on both sides of the War.

The Trojan Horse

The Fall of Troy: A Greek Legend
Author: Justine Fontes,Ron Fontes
Publisher: Graphic Universe
ISBN: 082256484X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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In graphic novel format, tells how Greek goddesses began the Trojan War, and how it was ended by the Greeks with an ingenious plan.

Philoctetes and the Fall of Troy

Plays, Documents, Iconography, Interpretations : Including Versions by Sophocles, André Gide, Oscar Mandel, and Heiner Müller
Author: Oscar Mandel
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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The Fall of Troy in Early Greek Poetry and Art


Author: Michael John Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198150640
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 283
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Greek myth-makers crafted the downfall of Troy and its rulers into an archetypal illustration of ruthless conquest, deceit, crime and punishment, and the variability of human fortunes. This book examines the major episodes in the archetypal myth - the murder of Priam, the rape of Kassandra, the reunion of Helen and Menelaos, and the escape of Aineias - as witnessed in Archaic Greek epic, fifth-century Athenian drama, and Athenian black- and red-figure vase painting. It focuses in particular on the narrative artistry with which poets and painters balanced these episodes with one another and intertwined them with other chapters in the story of Troy. The author offers the first comprehensive demonstration of the narrative centrality of the Ilioupersis myth within the corpus of Trojan epic poetry, and the first systematic study of pictorial juxtapositions of Ilioupersis scenes on painted vases.

The Fall of Troy (Classic Reprint)


Author: Quintus Smyrnaeus
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780260270290
Category: Poetry
Page: 658
View: 1963
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Excerpt from The Fall of Troy His place of birth, and the precise locality, is given by himself in xii. 308 - 313, and confirmatory evidence is afforded by his familiarity, of which he gives numerous instances, with many natural features of the western part of Asia Minor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Fall of Troy

From Les Troyens; Lyric Opera
Author: Hector Berlioz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Operas
Page: 81
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The Fall of Troy


Author: Quintus (Smyrnaeus)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781606209509
Category: Troy (Extinct city)
Page: 627
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Andromache; or, The fall of Troy, a tragedy


Author: Thomas Paine (playwright.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Collected Works of William Morris: Scenes from the fall of Troy and other poems and fragments


Author: William Morris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Siege and Fall of Troy


Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795336470
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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The Iliad has it all: war, corruption, greed, power, and the passions of both gods and men. In this detailed retelling, Robert Graves draws the major characters of this timeless classic in broad, gritty strokes, making Agamemnon, Paris, Odysseus, and others accessible for young readers. Written with a younger audience in mind, The Siege and Fall of Troy is nevertheless exhaustively researched and compelling enough to be of interest to both students of history and adult readers. With humor, wit, and energy, Graves is expert at weaving a story based on exhaustive scholarly research and deep imaginative prowess.

Troy


Author: Adele Geras
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780544925465
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
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A beautiful new edition of thistale of the Trojan War by award-winning author Adele Geras "

Troy

Fall of Kings
Author: David Gemmell,Stella Gemmell
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345477049
Category: Fiction
Page: 468
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In the conclusion of the trilogy retelling the story of Homer's "Iliad," the allies of the Mykene king Agamemnon, including a reluctant Odysseus, ruler of Ithaca, and the fierce warrior Achilles, gather to prepare a final onslaught against the Golden City of Troy. Reprint.

Trojan Women

A Novel of the Fall of Troy
Author: Byrne Fone
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781453637364
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
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In the "Iliad" Homer tells the story of the last days of the War at Troy, and of the men who fought in it. "Trojan Women" creates previously unheard voices of the brave women of Troy, for whose possession the war began and tells their intimate, passionate, and tragic story. Helen, for whom the war was fought, Cassandra, the mad daughter of Priam King of Troy whose prophecies were dangerously ignored until the all came true, Hecabe, Queen of Troy who saw her world destroyed and her husband, King Priam, slain, and Andromache, perhaps the most tragic figure of all who lost parents, husband, and child. Through the eyes of the principle characters, Chryseis and Briseis, captured by Achilles as spoils of war and held for ransom, for slavery, or as playthings for men's pleasure, we see the last terrible days of battle and the capture and final destruction of Troy, the richest city in the world. Written in the tradition of Mary Renault's "Bull from the Sea," Yourcenar's "Memoirs of Hadrian," and Vidal's "Julian," reader/ reviewers have said of "Trojan Women," "I read it non-stop; I could not put it aside until I had finished it."

Inside the Walls of Troy

A Novel of the Women Who Lived the Trojan War
Author: Clemence McLaren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689873972
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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The events surrounding the famous battle between the Greeks and the Trojans are told from the points of view of two women, the beautiful Helen and the prophetic Cassandra. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

The Tale of Troy


Author: Roger Green
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141973269
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the seige of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece. Also contains a beautiful introduction by best-selling author Michelle Paver, and additional endmatter including an author profile, who's who, activities, glossary and more.