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Commemoration and pilgrimage in the ancient world: Troy and the stratigraphy of cultural memory

Minchin, Elizabeth


This article takes up the subject of shared memory and its interaction with landscape, with specific reference to Troy, to Homer's Iliad, and to the tradition of 'pilgrimage' to Troy and its environs that evolved in the ancient world in response to the Trojan War story. Over the course of centuries this particular location on the Hellespont, a Bronze Age site, exercised a particular fascination, thanks to memories-no doubt gravely distorted-of a great siege by combined Greek forces eager to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Greece and Rome
DOI: 10.1017/S0017383511000258


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