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An Amazing Adventure
15 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Michael Wood does an outstanding job in this multi-part documentary of proving that there was some historical fact to the epic poetry of Homer. The research is meticulously done following every lead that is presented with amazing results. Wood takes us back and forth across the Aegean at a dizzying pace to uncover the truth and he does so with great thought and logic. Along the way, Wood introduces us to a world only scholars have really known with adventure, political intrigue, and epic war.

My only dismay is that it wasn't done 20 years later. How much greater the technology used to illustrate things would have been.


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