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Myth and Reality
The accompanying title to the British Museum’s major exhibition Troy: myth and reality. For more than three millennia the myth of Troy has enthralled audiences far beyond the place and time in which the Trojan War is set, with its universal themes of love and loss, violence and destruction, despair and hope. Focusing on the major characters – Helen of Troy, Odysseus, Aeneas, Achilles and Hector the authors examine how artists from Cranach and Rubens to Romare Bearden and Cy Twombly have been inspired by Troy. The exhibition sheds new list on a fascinating story that has spoken to people around the world and through the ages and continues to do so today.
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