THE GOLD OF TROY by Robert Payne

THE GOLD OF TROY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Unevenly written, but of fascinating content, this book by an author steeped in the lore of Homer and Greece tells the story of Heinrich Schliemann and his discoveries at Troy and Mycenae. Writing of this incredible man, the author makes little attempt at interpretation of character and uses a style heavy with cliches; telling the story of Troy and Mycenae as revealed by Homer and Schliemann's discoveries, he forgets pedantry and approaches poetry; this part of the book is by far the best. In spite of the unevenness of the book, it should have a wide appeal to armchair excavators and amateur archeologists, to lovers of Homer and ancient Greece, and of modern biography.

Pub Date: Feb. 18th, 1959
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls