Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold (Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths, 3)
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This edition was going to be the Special Limited Edition but was produced with the wrong cover material. We are now selling this edition as a second at a reduced price, the book will be stamped inside as a ‘Troy Books second’. A bronze limited edition of 50 of The Horned Hand – an ancient symbol of power and protection, a traditional Apotropaic Charm against the Evil Eye in Italian folk magic.
Torti, Anna. "From 'History' to 'Tragedy': The Story of Troilus and Criseyde in Lydgate's Troy Book and Henryson's Testament of Cresseid." In The European Tragedy of Troilus. Ed. Piero Boitani. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. Pp. 171-97. Henry Gibbs, (1630/1–1713) 'Aeneas and his Family Fleeing Burning Troy'. Oil on canvas, 1654.
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Harvey, Paul, ed. (1946). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p.802 . Retrieved 6 August 2012.
A Mid-Fifteenth-Century English Illuminating Shop and Its Customers." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 31 (1968), 170-96.
Eleanor Antin (b. 1935), 'Judgement of Paris', after Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). Chromogenic print, edition 4/5, from 'Helen's Odyssey', 2007. In The Witch Cult in Western Europe, Anthropologist Margaret Alice Murray (1863 – 1963) presents her pioneering and seminal witch-cult theory – an enigmatic history of European witchcraft and the rituals, beliefs and practices of an ancient, secretive pre-Christian religion that persisted covertly amidst fierce Christian persecution. The witch cult hypothesised herein unveils an underground and organised old religion, devoted to the worship of a horned god and mother goddess which survived from its pre pre-Christian origins and through the hysteria of the witch trials.
BP is proud to support the British Museum exhibition Troy: myth and reality, an exciting exhibition that tells the story of the ancient city of Troy. Jones, Terry; etal. (2004) . Who Murdered Chaucer? A Medieval Mystery. London: Methuen. ISBN 0413759202. Reimer, Stephen R. "The Lydgate Canon: A Project Description." Literary and Linguistic Computing 5 (1990), 248-49.The other defining feature of Lydgate's literary context is the influence of Chaucer as both inspiration and rival. Troy Book contains laudatory passages that not only offer praise for Chaucer but also shape literary history by establishing him as the father of English poetry. Robert O. Payne observes that Chaucer offered Lydgate a double model of poetic originator and craftsman (p. 255). Chaucer is "Noble Galfride, poete of Breteyne" (2.4697). His great achievement is to have exploited the rhetorical possibilities of English and thereby to have established it as a literary idiom comparable to classical languages and other European vernaculars. He was the firste "to reyne / The gold dewedropis of rethorik so fyne, / Oure rude langage only t'enlwmyne" (2.4698-4700). He is the "chefe poete" (3.4256), the English counterpart of Petrarch as poet laureate.