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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Historia destructionis Troiae ("History of the destruction of Troy") or Historia Troiana is a Latin prose narrative written by Guido delle Colonne, a Sicilian author, in the early 13th century. Its main source was the Old French verse romance by Benoît de Sainte-Maure, Roman de Troie.

In later centuries several translations of Guido's work appeared, in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Polish, German and Italian:

  • Històries troianes, translated to Catalan by Jaume Conesa, in 1367
  • John Lydgate, Troy Book, written in English around 1412-1420
  • The gest hystoriale of the destruction of Troy, in English
  • Jacques Milet, La destruction de la Troye, in French
  • Historia (...) o zburzeniu a zniszczeniu onego sławnego a znamienitego miastha y państwa trojańskiego, in Polish, published at Kraków, 1563
  • Historische, warhaffte und eigentliche Beschreibung von der alten Statt Troia, in German, published at Basle, 1599
  • La storia della guerra di Troia, in Italian, published at Naples, 1665

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