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This publication presents a groundbreaking reassessment of the prehistory of Homeric epic. It argues that during the Early Iron Age bilingual poets transmitted to the Greeks a suite of narrative traditions heavily on the topic of the only discovered at Bronze-Age Hattusa, the Hittite capital. Key drivers for close to japanese impact at the constructing Homeric culture have been the shared practices of supralocal fairs and venerating divinized ancestors, and a shared curiosity in growing narratives a few mythical earlier utilizing a number of particular storylines: theogonies, genealogies connecting neighborhood polities, long-distance trip, destruction of a recognized urban since it refuses to liberate captives, and attempting to conquer loss of life while faced with the lack of an expensive significant other. Professor Bachvarova concludes by way of offering a clean clarification of the origins and value of the Greco-Anatolian legend of Troy, thereby delivering a brand new approach to the long-debated query of the historicity of the Trojan battle.

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