Troy: From Homer's Iliad to Hollywood Epic

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Martin M. Winkler
Wiley, Jul 12, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 248 pages
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This is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersenís epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives.
  • The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersenís epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives.
  • Examines the filmís use of Homerís 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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    Martin M. Winkler is Professor of Classics at George Mason University. Most recently he has edited the essay collections Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema (2001) and Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004).

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