A proposito di cavalli, di navi e di inganni

Author/s Maria G. Castello
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2018/28 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 152-157 File size 83 KB
DOI 10.3280/HM2018-028016
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This paper is a critical analysis of a recent book (La presa di Troia. Un inganno venuto dal mare, Edizioni di storia e studi sociali 2017, 140 pp.) which reached a wide media coverage due to its reinterpretation of the mythical Trojan "Wooden Horse": for the author the horse was actually a ship. The hypothesis, although suggestive, is not supported by a serious historical and philological methodology and the paper aims to highlight its obvious defects: inaccurate translations - if not intentionally misleading - an at least imperfect knowledge of ancient Greek and of the Homeric tradition and an almost inexistent bibliographic apparatus, although the scientific literature on this argument is decidedly full-bodied.

Keywords: Homeric tradition, Trojan Horse, ancient history, philology, methodology.

Maria G. Castello, A proposito di cavalli, di navi e di inganni in "HISTORIA MAGISTRA" 28/2018, pp 152-157, DOI: 10.3280/HM2018-028016