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ISBN: 88-7813-705-7Издательство: Leonardo Arte
Год издания: 2007
"Among the legends surrounding the development of European civilization almost at its birth, the story of the fall of Troy has had perhaps the most surprising outcome. For innumerable generations of Europeans, this ancient tale, reflecting every aspect of human nature-worship of beauty, love, friendship, devotion, perfidy, treachery, cunning, naivete, cruelty, and nobility-has been a source of inspiration and an inexhaustible fount of images, symbols, and metaphors. Sometimes shrouded in myth, sometimes emerging into the light of history, the Trojan epic has always excited romantic, minds. The rapid development of archaeology in the second half of the 19th century drew enthusiasts in their hundreds to join in the search for the historical Troy. The laurels of the first excavator of Troy-who was also unwittingly its destroyer-belong to Heinrich Schliemann. A successful German merchant who traded in Russia, he put all his energy, business acumen, and determination into...