Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

Lecture: The Trojan War: The Myth vs. The Reality

Time: 6:00 pm til 7:00 pm

Location: Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota 34236

Description: Time Sifters Archaeology Society Lecture Series - The Trojan War: The Myth vs. The Reality by Dr. David Miano, Professor, State College of Florida

For over 3,000 years, the tale of the Trojan War pitting the Greeks against the Trojans has provided one of the richest sources of inspiration in art and literature for the inheritors of the Classical tradition. The question remains, however, did the war really happen? And if so, did it play out as the legends tell us? In this presentation, Dr. David Miano will walk us through both the myth and the history of the Trojan War, and he will show how not only archaeology, but even the legends themselves, can be used as a window into the values and culture of the ancient Greeks.
David Miano is a historian of antiquity, specializing in the histories of the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, and China. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego and is the author of a number of books geared towards scholars and the classroom, and including “How to Know Stuff”, a little e-book designed for the general public.

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