Did the Trojan War really happen? Spectacular new archaeological evidence suggests that it did.
Recent excavations and newly translated Hittite texts reveal that Troy was a large, wealthy city allied with the Hittite Empire.
Located at the strategic entrance to the Dardanelles, the link between the Aegean and Black Sea, it was a tempting target for marauding Greeks, the Vikings of the Bronze Age.
The Trojan War may have been the inevitable consequence of expanding Greek maritime commerce.
Written by a leading expert on ancient military history, the true story of the most famous battle in history is every bit as compelling as Homer's epic account - and confirms many of its details.
In "The Trojan War", master storyteller Barry Strauss puts legend into its historical context, without losing its poetry and grandeur.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 8
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 03/01/2008
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780099474333