When I rode across the Troad from the Dardanelles to Hissarlik
and Mount Ida, I noticed that my dragoman and his men did all our outdoor cooking exactly in the Odyssean and Iliadic fashion.
Taken from Schliemann's excavation site at Hissarlik
(in modern-day Turkey), this resplendent cache of axes, pots, jewelry, and other such items was displayed in Berlin until Allied bombing campaigns forced its removal to underground bunkers, from which the Soviet Army seized the lot in 1945.
49) The location of the campaign would also have recalled for many the relatively recent excavation of Hissarlik
on the other side of the straight where, in 1873, the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann began unearthing the site now identified as Troy.
Driving the book is Heinrich Obermann, Ackroyd's stand-in for Heinrich Schliemann (1822-90), discoverer of Mycenae, Tiryns, and the "Treasure of Priam" at Hissarlik
in eastern Turkey.
As the book casts its inexorable spell, Hissarlik
gradually becomes a place, like (Ackroyd's) London, where gods and men, supernatural and natural, meet, however briefly.
En tanto que en 1985 no tenia ni idea --ni pense que fuera relevante para el estudio de Homero en si-- de como los poemas homericos llegaron a la Helade y se convirtieron en obras griegas, ni porque el lugar de Hissarlik
, a la entrada de los Dardanelos, llego a ser conocido como el sitio de la Troya homerica, ahora me siento con una mejor comprension de algunas singularidades de los textos y ciertas dificultades de historiografia.
Excavating at Hissarlik
he discovered the legendary city of Paris and Hector as well as a huge trove of jewellery and gold which had lain hidden there for thousands of years.
Then in the 1870s, the German archaeologist Heinrich Schlie- mann discovered the ruins of a series of ancient cities, dating from the Bronze Age to the Roman period, while excavating a hill at Hissarlik
, in north-western Turkey.
Heinrich Schliemann discovered what he thought was Troy near current day Turkish Hissarlik
We should not emulate Heinrich Schliemann ploughing headlong through the mound of Hissarlik
in pursuit of Priam's Troy.
He gave his reasons for accepting Hissarlik
as the site of Troy.