Troy: myth and reality

Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum, this beautifully illustrated book searches for the facts behind the 3,000-year-old legend that is Troy. The story of the Trojan war was first told through the epic accounts in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and in Virgil’s Aeneid. This book looks past the myths, examining the ways in which Troy has influenced storytellers, artists, composers and writers through the centuries. 

Client: Thames & Hudson in conjunction with the British Museum
Authors: Alexandra Villing, J. Lesley Fitton, Victoria Donnellan and Andrew Shapland
Format: Hardback with jacket/Paperback with flaps
Extent: 312 pp
Size: 280 x 250 mm
Illustrations: 300