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The Fall of Troy

By Smyrnaeus, Quintus

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Title: The Fall of Troy  
Author: Smyrnaeus, Quintus
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Introduction: Homer?s ?Iliad? begins towards the close of the last of the ten years of the Trojan War: its incidents extend over some fifty days only, and it ends with the burial of Hector. The things which came before and after were told by other bards, who between them narrated the whole ?cycle? of the events of the war, and so were called the Cyclic Poets. Of their works none have survived; but the story of what befell between Hector?s funeral and the taking of Troy is told in detail, and well told, in a poem about half as long as the Iliad.


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