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The Walls of Windy Troy Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Marjorie Braymer
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1. Although Schliemann is a remarkably capable and self-sufficient person, he sometimes benefits from good luck and the kindness of strangers.

Explain the role of good luck in his life.

What help does he get from others?

2. What are the crucial events in young Schliemann's life that motivate him to devote his life to the discovery of the site of ancient Troy?

3. Summarize Schliemann's experience in Russia. Why does he go there in the first place? What are the most important events of his life in Russia?

4. Why does Schliemann go to America? Is he successful there? Describe his experience in California.

5. How do Minna, Catherine, and Sophie in turn influence Schliemann's career? What is Sophie's value to him as a colleague?

6. Why does Schliemann shift his excavations from Hissarlik to Mycenae?

What does he hope to find in Mycenae?

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