The Trojan War. A New History.
Simon & Schuster, New York (...), 2006. XXII,(V),(XVI),258p. ills.(B&W photographs and B&W maps). Hard bound with dust wrps. Nice copy. 'With believers such as Strauss, entertaining as they are, it is hard to know how to present the obvious counterargument: isn’t fiction best left as that, and not turned into history? I ended the book feeling regretful that Homer himself wasn’t getting his fair share of publicity out of all this. 'A military epic of the first order' (as one of the jacket puffs runs) is perhaps a better description of The Iliad than of Strauss’s The Trojan War.' (MARY BEARD in The Sunday Telegraph, 07.04.2010).