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The Fall Of Troy

Quintus Smyrnaeus

The ancient Greek epic poem "The Fall of Troy" is credited to Quintus Smyrnaeus, who is thought to have lived in the fourth century AD. The poem, which is a continuation of Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," tells the story of what happens after Hector dies and Troy falls during the Trojan War. The story contains a number of incidents, such as the Greeks' creation of the wooden horse, the horse's penetration of Troy, and the city's subsequent sacking. Quintus Smyrnaeus adds new information and viewpoints while elaborating on the people and events featured in Homer's poems. The poem also has tragic, romantic, and divine intervention themes. "The Fall of Troy" is noteworthy for its attempt to close the gap between later, more contemporary writing and the Homeric epics. The poem connects the classical Greek epics with the Roman and mediaeval traditions, reflecting a continuance of the epic tradition. "The Fall of Troy" is an important part of the Trojan War story and has influenced succeeding literary traditions, even though it is not as well-known as Homer's writings.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.60in - 0.75lb
  • EAN: 9789361424236
  • Categories: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & MythologyWar & Military

About the Author

Smyrnaeus, Quintus: - Quintus Smyrnaeus, who is typically dated to the late 4th century AD, is thought to have been an ancient Greek epic poet. But not much is known about his life, and his identity is still a mystery. Calling him "Quintus of Smyrna" or "Quintus Smyrnaeus," scholars frequently link him to the ancient city of Smyrna, which is now the Turkish city of İzmir. The most famous book by Quintus Smyrnaeus is titled "Posthomerica" or "The Fall of Troy." This epic poem, which is divided into fourteen volumes, continues Homer's "Iliad" by narrating what happened after Hector was killed in the Trojan War. Quintus Smyrnaeus adds to the story by sharing his personal perspectives on the people and things that happen. Although nothing is known about the poet, his works bridge the gap between the epic tradition and later works by drawing on Homer's classical legacy, which gives them literary and historical relevance. Quintus Smyrnaeus made a significant contribution to the epic's continuation, and scholars have examined his "Posthomerica" for its original interpretation of the mythological events surrounding Troy's collapse.