We launch the first of a special, three part miniseries on the Netflix/BBC original on the Trojan War. Joining us is UT Classics professor and archaeologist Dr. Adam Rabinowitz who is currently teaching a class on the stories of the Trojan War. We talk about our initial reactions to episodes 1-3, as well as more broadly on the show’s place in the modern TV landscape. Is this series actually about family more than love or war? Is there much more to Helen’s character than we might detect on first viewing? Why is an extra hammering bronze? What’s with the ostrich?
You can find Adam online as well as through his work with the following projects:
- Planet Texas 2050 – a research initiative dedicated to sustaining Texas’ critical resources
- Learning from Histria – Adam’s archaeological work on settlements in the Black Sea, which you can also read about here and here
- You can also hear Adam speak about his work in Romania on the Slavic Connexion