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The Trojan War by Barry S. Strauss
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Jun 29, 2011

really liked it
Read in February, 2011

Good, but not as good as his book on the Battle of Salamis. He does a lot of speculation about the events which could be forgiven for two reasons... 1) the primary sources are few and far between and 2) he's trying to echo the lyrical nature of Homer's writings. While I appreciate that somewhat, his jumping to conclusions gets a bit old after a while. I would say that this book is aimed more for a general population as opposed to a historial population.
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