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Trojanische Alterthümer. Trojanische Alterthümer.
Trojanische Alterthümer.
SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich.

Trojanische Alterthümer....

Bericht über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.

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Published: Leipzig F. A. Brockhaus, 1874

Stock Code: 112133

£1,750
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Notes

First edition. Schliemann's identification of Hisarlik in north-west Anatolia as the site of Homeric Troy is still considered today "the greatest of all archaeological finds" (PMM). His methods, which involved the destructive use of dynamite, were widely criticised by later scholars, but at the time his account of his discovery enjoyed a popularity unequalled by any previous work in the field. Schliemann, the son of a pastor from Mecklenburg, made his fortune in business before devoting himself entirely to proving the reality of the Homeric epics. "In 1870 he started work at Hisarlik and by 1873, at the lowest stratum, he laid bare vast fortifications destroyed by fire and discovered a treasure of gold jewellery What Schliemann had in fact discovered is now known to be a pre-Achaean city, long preceding the Homeric city; but he had proved his initial thesis: here was the real site of Troy" (ibid.)

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Description

Octavo (217 x 140 mm). Contemporary patterned paper boards, gilt fillets to spine forming compartments, Gothic title gilt to second on red ground.

Illustrations

Vignette title page, full-page line-drawing, occasional symbols and Greek types to the text.

Condition

Extremities rubbed, old shelf-mark label to spine extending slightly over covers, various library ink-stamps to title page verso, pale foxing, variable faint tide-mark to fore and top edges, marginal ink-spot to p. XXXVI. A good copy.

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