"Winkler’s attractive collection of thirteen essays explores a little of the current state of research on the non-cinematic Troy, but focuses primarily on the film’s various achievements.... Winkler’s engaging essay on ‘The Iliad and the Cinema’ turns reception-study on its head and reads several scenes from Homer through the lens of film studies; Winkler’s annotated filmography of the Trojan war, along with his wide-ranging and passionate introduction, will be essential research material for scholars exploring Troy – or just the original Windy City." (Journal of Hellenic Studies, February 2009)
"Classics and film is a staple of university curricula; it has become respectable, in large part thanks to Winkler's own persistent dedication ... Certainly [the book's] roster of contributors is aptly chosen for philological and ... archaeological strength-in-depth ... All of us working in the subject area will need to familiarize ourselves with the volume's contents ... We will be seeing a lot of this material in student essays and dissertations from here on in ... A strong and appealingly diverse field of essays ... adventurous in scope and very well informed. It will inspire students and professionals alike to fresh explorations." (Arion)
"Any reader interested in understanding the relationship between the Homeric texts and this film will profit greatly from this collection… I would even highly recommend this collection to readers of Homer with little interest in contemporary film. [Such] insights should encourage the reader to look at the Homeric texts with a new perspective." (New England Classical Journal)
"A fascinating collection of highly-readable essays by prominent film scholars and ancient historians, covering topics all the way from the place of ancient literature in modern film to the archaeology of the actual ancient Troy, to the politics of the new Petersen movie — and the politics of a historian advising a Hollywood film. Highly recommended."
–Arthur M. Eckstein, University of Maryland