Thursday, May 7, 2015

In Search of the Trojan War – Singer of Tales

Homer, author of the 
The Iliad and the Odyssey

Today on Far Future Horizons we join acclaimed BBC historian Michael Wood for the third episode of his acclaimed documentary series In Search of the Trojan War – Singer of Tales.

In this instalment of In Search of the Trojan War Michael Wood continues his search to discover whether Homer's story of Trojan War is a myth by studying modern bardic traditions then visiting the sites of the Trojan War and comparing Homer's descriptions with archaeological finds.

In Search of the Trojan War is a 1985 six part British TV documentary series written and presented by Michael Wood. It examines the extent to which historical and archaeological evidence matches with the tale of the Trojan War as recounted in Homer’s The Iliad.

The tale of the Trojan War has fascinated and intrigued people for thousands of years. But is there any truth in Homer’s epic poem? Charismatic historian Michael Wood brings to life the heroes and the romance of the Bronze Age in this award winning archaeological detective story filmed in Greece, Turkey, Ireland and Berlin.

In Search of the Trojan War is available on DVD along with its companion book from

In Search of the Trojan War – Singer of Tales
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