Imagine you’re at a party. You’re in the middle of a crowded room with conversation going on all around you, but suddenly in the midst of the hubbub you hear a word which immediately makes your ears prick up. What words or phrases would catch your ear like that? I have a few, but one of them is ‘Troy’. If I overheard someone talking about Troy, I’d be compelled to shuffle closer and eavesdrop quite shamelessly until they either changed the subject or let me into their conversation. There’s a magic to the name, a grandeur, not unlike that conjured up by the word ‘Byzantium’. Unfortunately, if you hear the word ‘Troy’ nowadays it’s most likely that people would be talking about the film.