- List of illustrations
- 1. The story according to the <i>Iliad</i>, the <i>Odyssey</i>, and the <i>Epic Cycle</i>
- 2. The Trojan War in context: Mycenaeans, Hittites, Trojans, and Sea Peoples
- 3. Homeric questions: Did Homer exist and is the <i>Iliad</i> accurate?
- 4. The Hittite texts: Assuwa, Ahhiyawa, and Alaksandu of Wilusa
- 5. Early excavators: Heinrich Schliemann and Wilhelm Dörpfeld
- 6. Returning to Hisarlik: Carl Blegen and Manfred Korfmann
- Glossary: characters and places
- Further reading
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