Troy Is Burning: Epic Archetypes

Authors

  • Alberto Camerotto Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/clotho.5.2.109-126

Keywords:

Troy, Iliad, epic, archetypes, Quintus of Smyrna, war

Abstract

The paper discusses the Italian project on “Ilioupersis: Epic Archetypes,” which delves into the multifaceted concept of war violence across cultures and history, exploring its representation in various discipli­nes like literature, art, and cinema. Through seminars, conferences, and public actions, the project aims to enhance civil consciousness and collective memory, particularly focusing on the fall of Troy as a universal symbol of violence and its consequences. With a strong emphasis on engaging younger scholars and involving communities, the project seeks to foster a shared historical and cultural awareness around war violence themes. Moreover, it explores the transforma­tive power of sport as a symbol of peace and cooperation, drawing parallels between ancient athletic ideals and contemporary societal values. Collaborations with institutions like UNESCO aim to extend these discussions to conflict-affected areas, promoting peace-building efforts through cultural understanding and dialogue. Ultimately, the project advocates for a civilization that values peace, understanding, and cooperation over violence and conflict.

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4. 03. 2024

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Camerotto, Alberto. 2024. “Troy Is Burning: Epic Archetypes”. Clotho 5 (2): 109-26. https://doi.org/10.4312/clotho.5.2.109-126.