There is a wide range of ways in which people have represented the Trojan War in popular culture. The pre-war episodes of Leda and the Helen of troy margaret george pdf free download and the Judgement of Paris were frequent subjects in art from the Renaissance onwards. 1610-1614, a painting by El Greco. Il filostrato by Boccaccio, derived from Benoît and Colonne.
Troilus and Criseyde” by Geoffrey Chaucer, a poem in rhyme royal telling a tragic love story set during the war, derived from the above works. The Seege of Troye a Middle English poem based on “Dares” and Benoît. The Laud Troy Book another Middle English poem written about 1400. Troy Book by John Lydgate Middle English poem composed 1412-20.
Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, published in 1474, the first printed book to be published in English, containing Caxton’s translation of Raoul le Fevre’s work, in turn derived from Guido and, ultimately, Benoît. Troilus and Cressida, William Shakespeare’s dark interpretation of Chaucer’s story, derived from Caxton’s Recuyell. Christopher Marlowe’s The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, written circa 1590, features Helen of Troy. Penthesilea play by Heinrich von Kleist, 1808.
Faust, Part 2 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published in 1832 features Helen of Troy. The Trojan War Will Not Take Place, play by Jean Giraudoux, written in 1935. Kassandra by Christa Wolf, published in 1983.
The Trojan Generals Talk collections of short stories by Phillip Parotti. Cassandra: Princess of Troy by Hilary Bailey published in 1993. Achilles by Elizabeth Cook published in 2002. The Siege of Troy by Greg Tobin published in 2004.
The Talisman of Troy: A Novel by Valerio Massimo Manfredi published in 2004. The War at Troy, published in 2004. Return from Troy, published in 2005. Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow, published in 2005.
Troy: Shield of Thunder, published in 2006. Troy: Fall of Kings, published in 2008. Gene by Stel Pavlou, published in 2005, is the story of a soldier from the Trojan War reincarnated seven times through history. The Memoirs of Helen of Troy by Amanda Elyot published in 2005.
Ilium by Dan Simmons, published in 2003, gives the story of Troy a science fiction twist. Several poems by William Butler Yeats make reference to the Trojan War or Troy in the context of the Trojan War.
Helen of Troy by Margaret George, published in 2006. The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller, published in 2012 is a retelling of the stories surrounding the Trojan War from the point of view of Patroclus, who the story presents as the lover of Achilles. The Nantucket series by S. Stirling involves a time-travelling American adventurer overthrowing Agamemnon and proceeding to himself conquer and destroy Troy, in a manner quite different from that depicted by Homer.