May 2020 – Tolkien and Troy

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I continue my study of The Lord of the Rings.  Four new chapters, completing Book Five and beginning Book Six:

Also a much more detailed study of this historic truth (if any) behind the Trojan War:

The Truth of Troy.  Archaeology suggests that the story we have was not the original.  And Homer may have been working from a lost legend, The Tragedy of Priam.  Because he supposedly restored the city after an earlier sack by Hercules.

 

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