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Science and Technology in Homeric EpicsTrojan Plain and Homeric Topography

Science and Technology in Homeric Epics: Trojan Plain and Homeric Topography [Substantial evidence of the Homeric topography composes the Trojan landscape and maps out this particular area at the time of the Trojan War, in such a way that it is impossible to associate Homer's Iliad with a “Trojan Bay”, facing the castle. The setting of the Iliad takes place in the entire plain, from Troy up to the Hellespont, from the city walls up to Straits and the Sigean promontory (Kum Kale). In this way, there must have been in-between the battlefield, the confluence of the two rivers, Scamander and Simoes (5.774), the swelling of the plain (Kumkioi) (throsmos), the Herculean Wall (“ǰμϕἽχυτΏυ”) and, of course, the extensive camp of the Achaeans with its defensive wall, at a large distance from the coast of the Hellespont.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Science and Technology in Homeric EpicsTrojan Plain and Homeric Topography

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science Book Series (volume 6)
Editors: Paipetis, S. A.

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Netherlands 2008
ISBN
978-1-4020-8783-7
Pages
415 –431
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8784-4_33
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Substantial evidence of the Homeric topography composes the Trojan landscape and maps out this particular area at the time of the Trojan War, in such a way that it is impossible to associate Homer's Iliad with a “Trojan Bay”, facing the castle. The setting of the Iliad takes place in the entire plain, from Troy up to the Hellespont, from the city walls up to Straits and the Sigean promontory (Kum Kale). In this way, there must have been in-between the battlefield, the confluence of the two rivers, Scamander and Simoes (5.774), the swelling of the plain (Kumkioi) (throsmos), the Herculean Wall (“ǰμϕἽχυτΏυ”) and, of course, the extensive camp of the Achaeans with its defensive wall, at a large distance from the coast of the Hellespont.]

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: City Wall; Sand Hill; Loeb Classical Library; Lower City; Sway Back

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