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Ian Morris paper on the lower city at Troy
Topic Started: Jul 14 2017, 09:59 AM (165 Views)
Sean Manning
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https://www.princeton.edu/~pswpc/pdfs/morris/120506.pdf

Pretty reasonable suggestions about what would be needed to clinch the case for a large lower city and a bureaucracy. Maybe some of those things have been published in the last decade, I don't know. I don't follow the dig at Troy but I am sure that all the coups and counter-coups make it complicated.
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Gregory J. Liebau
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Thanks! When I walked around the lower city with Giannis we had trouble envisioning the space in any given era, because everything was mashed up quite nicely. However, it is clear that the place was quite large. My main take-away thought from this article is that Homer needs to be used a bit less when considering the ruins, and that the archaeologists just need to do their thing and present the world with basic statistical analysis of the site. There is far too much conjecture when it comes to throwing literary references around, as interesting as that may be!

-Gregory
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Gregory J. Liebau,Jul 25 2017
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There is far too much conjecture when it comes to throwing literary references around, as interesting as that may be!

Sensationalism is the only way to get dig grants for these large projects.
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