History of Ilium or Troy : Including the Adjacent Country, and the Opposite Coast of the Chersonesus of Thrace. First Edition.

By: CHANDLER, Richard, D.D.]

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[CHANDLER, Richard, D.D.]. The History of Ilium or Troy : Including the Adjacent Country, and the Opposite Coast of the Chersonesus of Thrace. By the Author of "Travels in Asia Minor and Greece." London : Printed by Nichols and Son for James Robson, 1802. First Edition. Pp (i)-xvii, [1], (1)-167, folding map frontispiece. 4to, half calf.

Blackmer, Library of Henry Myron Blackmer II 477.

Richard Chandler (b. 1738, Elson, Hampshire - d. February 9,1810, Tylehurst, Berkshire), Wykehamist, Oxonian, traveller and antiquarian .

"The following Work is founded on an extensive research into Antiquity concerning Troy, made, several years ago, in consequence of frequent conversations on the subject with Mr. Wood, the celebrated Editor of the Ruins of Palmyra and Balbec; who honoured the Author with his friendship, and who procured for him an opportunity of visiting the Troia, as a traveller, under the auspices of the Society of Dilettanti."

1. Of the early Inhabitants of the Troia;
2. Of the Kings before Priam;
I. Of King Priam —
II. Of Troy — III.
Of the dominions of Priam —
IV. Of the Troia, in the time of Priam —
V. The rape of Helen;
4. Of the Siege and taking of Troy;
5. Of the Evidence and Credibility of the genuine Story;
6. Of the succession of Aeneas and his posterity to the throne of Priam;
7. Of the Aeolian colonists;
8. The Troia invaded by the Ionians and Lydians;
9. The war between the Athenians and Aeolians about Sigeum and Achilleum;
10. Of theage of Homer;
11. Occurrences under Darius — Of a people called Teucri;
12. The Expedition of Xerxes.
I. Of his bridge over the Hellespont and canal behind Mount Athos —
II. Of his arrival in the country of Ilium —
III. His departure, and passage into Europe. —
IV. Remarks on Herodotus. —
V. Protesilaus maltreated by Artayctes. —
VI. The battle of Salamis. —
VII. Sestos taken, and Artayctes punished;

13. To the Peloponnessian War:
I. Of Pausanias and Themistocles —
II. Of Ilium. —
III. Notice to the Reader;

14. The first Peloponnesian War :
I. Abydos and Sestos strong-holds of the contending parties. —
II. The Peloponnesian fleet at Eleus. —
III. Sea-fight by Cynossema. —
IV. Action near Dardanus, battle of Abydos, and destruction of the Peloponnesian fleet. —
V. Destruction of the Athenian fleet and end of the war;

15. The second Peloponnesian War.
I. Passage of the Cyreian Greeks through the Troia. —
II. The Troia under the Pei'sians. —
III. Recovered for the Lacedaemonians. —
IV. Ambush of the Athenians near Abydos.. —
V. End of the war;

16. Conduct of Charidemus Orites —
II. Of his taking Ilium by stratagem —
III. Adventure of Aeschines at Ilium;

17. Alexander the Great.
I. His descent. —
II. He invades Asia. —
III. Visits Ilium and the tombs of the heroes. —
IV. His departure, and kindness to the Means. —
V. His regard for Homer, and imitations of Achilles;

18. Of the Troia under the Successors of Alexander.
I. Of Ilium and Alexandra Troas.—
II. Of Scepsis. —
III. Of Chrysa. —
IV. Of the barrow of Ilus.—
V. Of a plain on Lectos.—
VI. Of the arrival of Antiochus the first at Ilium;

19. Events under King Attalas.
I. The Troia invaded by King Philip —
II. Of the Gauls —
III. Removal of the Gergithans by Attalas;

20. The descent of the Romans from the Trojans;

21. The Establishment of the Roman Empire in Asia.
I. Invasion of Europe by Antiochus the Great. —
II. Arrival of the Roman admiral in the Hellespont. —
III. Antiochus invaded by the Romans —
IV. Interview of the Romans and Ilieans —
V. Regard of the Romans for Ilium;

I. Of the identity of Ilium and Troy. —
II. Mr. Brvant cited. —
III. Claim and pleas of the Iliearis. —
IV. The origin of their city -
V. Of the offering sent by the Locrians to their Minerva. —
VI. Of their Palladium. —
VII. Appeal to Homer;

23. Of the Troia under the Roman Republic.
I. Allotment of the country by the Decemvirs. —
II. Interposition of the Means in behalf of the Lycians. —
III. Sibylline verses enquired for at Ilium —
IV. Minerva of Ilium and Venus of Alexandria allies of the Romans. —
V. Treatment of Ilium, by Fimbria. —
VI. And by Sylla. —
VII. Condition of the Tenedians;

24. The Julian Family.
I. Of Ilium under Julius Caesar. —
II. Augustus Caesar. —
III. Tiberius Caesar. —
IV. Tiberius Claudius Caesar. —
V. Nero Caesar.—
VI. End of the Julian family. —
VII. Decline of Ilium. —
VIII. The claim of the Romans to Trojan descent continued;

25. Of Ilium and the Troia in the time of Strabo;

26. Mention of the Troia,
I. By Cornelius Severus. —
II. By Lucan;

27. Extracts from Pliny the Elder;

I. Notices from Dio Chrysostom —
II. Lucian —
III. Pausanias. —
IV. Aelian.— -V. Maximus Tyrius.— VI. Flavius Philostratus;

29. The life of Apollonius of Tyana.
I. He passes the night at the barrow of Achilles.—
II. Discovers the barrow and image of Palamedes. —
III. His interview with Achilles;

30. The Heroics of Philostratus.
I. Of the Vineyard, Barrow, Temple and Image of Protesilaus. —
II. The Vine-dresser —
III. Of the island Leuce, and the barrow of Achilles and Patroclus. —
IV. Stories of the plain of Ilium. —
V. Of Hector —
VI. Of Ajax Telamon. —
VII Plutarch cited;

31.The Emperor Caracalla.
I. He visits Ilium. —
II. His extravagances there. —
III. Of a statue of Achilles at Sigeum;

32. The Emperor Galien.
I. The Trbia ravaged by the Goths. —
II, The medals of Ilium;

33. Constantine the Great.
I. A sea-fight in the Hellespont. —
II. His design to build New Rome in the Troia. —
III. Account given of it by Sozomenus. —
IV. By Zozimus and Zonaras. —
V. Its improbability;

34. The Emperor Julian.
I. Of the Troia and Chersonesus. —
II. Privileges of the Ilieans.. —
III. Of Minerva of Ilium;
35. The progress of Christianity — The condition of the country - The Chersonesus fortified and Choirodocastron erected by Justinian - Approaching change in the Troia;

36. Invasion of the Troia and Chersonesus by the Turks.
I. Abydos betrayed. —
II. They surprize Choirodocastron;

37. Of the Strait of the Hellespont-
I. Importance of its command under Mahomet the first —
II. Under Amurath the second. —
III. Under Mahomet the second;
I. Of a letter from Mahomet the second to the Pope. —
II. Of the Castles of the Strait of the Hellespont. —
III. Of the Castles at the Mouth.


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Title: History of Ilium or Troy : Including the Adjacent Country, and the Opposite Coast of the Chersonesus of Thrace. First Edition.

Author Name: CHANDLER, Richard, D.D.]

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Publisher: James Robson, London , 1802,: 1802

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