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

Minchin, Elizabeth

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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]

dc.contributor.authorMinchin, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:15:31Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:15:31Z
dc.identifier.issn0017-3835
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/70446
dc.description.abstractThis 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 avenge, as legend tells it, the abduction of Helen. A few centuries later, the site became a destination for 'pilgrims' who were eager to see for themselves the landscape of Troy and the Troad and to experience for themselves, physically and emotionally, certain actions that were attributed to the heroes of the so-called Trojan War.
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.sourceGreece and Rome
dc.titleCommemoration and pilgrimage in the ancient world: Troy and the stratigraphy of cultural memory
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume59
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor210300 - HISTORICAL STUDIES
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB2313
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMinchin, Elizabeth, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage76
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage89
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S0017383511000258
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T07:17:59Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84872178997
local.identifier.thomsonID000302425200006
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