Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Iliad in two sentences

I am persuaded that the end of the Bronze Age revolved around the overthrow of charioteer elites by societies dominated by warriors who fought on foot.2 To the extent that the Siege of Troy was an historical event, that is what it was all about.
From a pretty impressive review of what sounds like an impressive history, David Abulafia's The Great Sea, a history of the Mediterreanean published last year.
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