In search of Troy : one man's quest for Homer's fabled city

by Caselli, Giovanni, 1939-

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 939.21 Cas
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 939.21 Cas
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 939.2 C26
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 939.2 C26
 
 
Summary
This is the story of one man's determined quest to find Homer's fabled city of Troy. In 1873, Heinrich Schliemann discovered the legendary city of Troy. He unearthed temples, palaces, and great stores of treasure, as well as the homes of ordinary people, and discovered much that matched Homer's descriptions. This book chronicles one man's quest and its success. It recreates the everyday life of the Trojan people, and adds color and depth to a reding of Homer's Iliad.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-7. From the In Search Of series comes this highly readable book about archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann's quest to find the city of Troy, written about in Homer's Iliad. Each two-page spread takes on one topic: young Heinrich's dream, the first digs, the discovery of Troy and King Priam's place, and life in Troy--farming, crafts, religion, and so on. Each spread features a well-written paragraph or two on the topic, supported by nicely drawn artwork, with captions giving extra information. The oversize format is familiar, but it looks better here than it does in many other series books, primarily because of better art and the absence of intrusive sidebars. A helpful chronology, a glossary, and a list of the heroes and heroines of Troy are appended. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for In Search of Tutankhamun. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Schliemann, Heinrich, -- 1822-1890 -- Juvenile literature.
Schliemann, Heinrich, -- 1822-1890.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Turkey -- Troy (Extinct city) -- Juvenile literature.
Archaeologists -- Germany -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civilization, Mycenaean -- Juvenile literature.
Archaeologists.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Troy (Extinct city) -- Juvenile literature.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C. -- Juvenile literature.
Troy (Extinct city)
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Publisher New York :P. Bedrick Books,1999
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 44 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm
ISBN 0872265420 (hc)
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