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Greece and Asia Minor in the Late Bronze Age: The Historical Background to Homers Iliad

by shauna — last modified January 12, 2010 06:12 PM

Steinmetz Lecture

What Public Lecture
When January 12, 2010
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Where Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Building
Contact Name Laura Lliguin
Contact Email
Contact Phone 310-794-4837
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The Cotsen Institute, Steinmetz Chair in Classical Archaeology and Material Culture and the Archaeological Institute of America, Los Angeles Society present a lecture by Professor Wolf-Dietrich NIEMEIER (Director, German Archaeological Institute, Athens).

Did the Trojan War take place? Whether Homer’s Iliad has a historical background or not has been controversial for centuries, and inspired early archaeology under Heinrich Schliemann. Recent excavations at the Bronze Age sites of Troy since 1988, and at Miletus (directed by the speaker), in combination with a new look at old Hittite texts, throw new and exciting light on this question.

Location: Fowler Museum of Cultural History A103B UCLA

FREE ADMISSION – FOR DIRECTIONS AND METERED PARKING:

http://www.ucla.edu/map/ (Lot P4, off Sunset Blvd and Westwood Plaza)

 

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