13 JUNE 1863, Page 22

The Plain of Troy Described. By Charles Maclaren, F.R.S.E., ctc.

(A. and C. Black.)—The treatise contained in this volume was originally published so long ago as 1822; but, previous to its re-appearance on the present occasion, it has been enlarged and improved to an extent which renders it, in fact, a new work. Its object is to prove that the site of ancient Troy is identical with that of the Novum Ilium of Strabo, and that that site is the hill which is now called Hissarlik. We have no pretension whatever to pronounce a verdict on the question at issue ; but we can safely say that Mr. Maclaren writes like a man who has care- fully studied his subject.