Troy: Its Legend, History and Literature:

Troy: Its Legend, History and Literature:

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Troy: Its Legend, History and Literature:

Troy: Its Legend, History and Literature:

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In the year 1870, the author of this volume published a little work entitled, "The Choice of Paris, a Romance of the Troad." Aside from his personal interest in its preparation which should be the leading raison d'etre of literary labor, he had a double purpose in writing that book,--to weave the more romantic features of the siege of Troy into a connected narrative, and thus to attract the general reader to a renewed interest in the great legend of the ages.

The time seems to have come, however, for a fuller version of the Trojan legend, without either addition or important omission, as it was familiarly known to the ancients, who had access to many epics and traditions of which we have no knowledge except by extracts or allusions in the scholiasts, historians, and later Poets of Alexandria and Rome. In no one place can an entire account of the legend now be found. It is scattered in fragments throughout the epic, dramatic, philosophic, and critical writings of antiquity still extant, and is given with more or less fullness by modern historians; but is nowhere, so far as the writer is aware, presented in its complete form.

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