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    The Iliad: Is Troy True?

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    Is Troy true? There are many different theories about the history of Troy like; If the city of Troy ever existed, or did the Battle of Troy ever even happened. The story behind the Battle of Troy is that the prince of troy steals King Menelaus's wife, and it causes a war between the two kingdoms. But no one actually knows if this popular tale is true, or has any evidence to prove it is or isn’t. The Greek Poet Homer, author of the Iliad included in the epic, the battles of Troy and evidence about what the city was like. The Iliad is believed to have been written somewhere from the 8th century to the 9th century. Archeologist who have been studying homers Iliad and the stories, myths, and legends have come to believe that Troy was a real…

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    Troy Research Paper

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    Discovery of Troy and Cnossos The modern world had considered Troy a matter of myth, not reality. “The name Troy refers both to a place in legend and a real-life archaeological site.” (Jarus) Troy, in legend, is a city that was besieged for 10 years and conquered by a Greek army led by King Agamemnon. According to Homer’s “Iliad,” the reason for the Trojan War was the abduction of a queen from Sparta, Helen, by the son of King Priam, Paris. It also refers to a real ancient city located on the…

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    The Real Troy Analysis

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    In the article, "The Real Troy," the author, Josh Fischman, states that while not all Trojan myths maintain historical accuracy, most contain some elements of truth. The author cites instances in the Iliad and The Odyssey that archeologists are now finding might be historically relevant. In the article, Fischman quotes Manfred Korfmann saying, "The town makes Troy about 15 times larger than previously thought." (Fischman 56) In this statement, Korfmann is describing the discoveries that had…

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    Troy Movie Analysis

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    The movie Troy is based on a not so true story known as the Iliad by Homer, which scholars believe that he may not have written it himself. The Iliad is 99 percent fiction with very little actual history in it. The story was inspired by the past and the stories that were handed down for generations to generation and then recorded by Homer. Although it is believed that Homer was not the only writer. What the movie got right is that there was actually a city of Troy. The walls surrounding Troy…

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    Troy Case Study

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    Troy is located in Albany Schenectady-Troy metropolitan region, with a population on 800,000 during the twentieth century. The racial and ethnic makeup of Troy is not typical, having only 6 percent black residents and almost no Hispanic residents. In this regard, Troy is like one-fourth of the cities of over 100,000 populations, which have black populations of 5 percent or less. During this time the Police department was composed of 122 sworn officers, three-meter maids, one secretary, and four…

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    Troy Facts

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    Troy The region of Troias reveals that it had been inhabited for 8,000 years, during which Troy acted as a “cultural bridge between the Troas region, the Balkans, Anatolia, the Aegean and Black Sea regions” through sea and land trade routes, various occupying and migrating forces and the exchange of knowledge and ideas (UNESCO). Over 140 years, 24 excavations have taken place revealing extensive details about the area during the time of the Trojan War as well as the people that settled…

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    The Iliad In the epic, The Iliad, in Descendants of Troy, by Sergio La Porta, Agamemnon, the King of the Greeks, and Priam, King of Troy, embark on an embassy with the intent to change Achilles’ mind, all while the Trojan War is taking place. Agamemnon’s goal was to convince the demi-god, Achilles, to continue fighting alongside the Greeks; Priam was only looking to recover the corpse of his son and Troy’s best warrior, Hector. Achilles, prideful as he is, had reasons to reject both kings, but…

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    “The Final Hours of Troy” Virgil is a first century B.C.E. Roman epic poem writer. Virgil wrote the greatest epic poem and the most influential work of all classical literature, The Aeneid. The Aeneid makes up twelve books in total and it incorporates various legends of Aeneas who later becomes the founder of the Roman Empire. The story of “The Final Hours of Troy” is Book II of The Aeneid and it’s told by the Trojan Prince, Aeneas, to a Queen named Didio and her court. This long and tragic…

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    Mulam Ms. Toney English I 23 January 2017 O. J. (2013, July 16). Ancient Troy: The City & the Legend. Retrieved January 28, 2017, from http://www.livescience.com/38191-ancient-troy.html Troy was an actual city located northwest Turkey which was identified by many as being the Troy in Homer’s Iliad. Whether the Trojan War was fought between the Greeks and the Trojans, and the city in northwest Turkey is the same Troy would be a debate. The Turkish name for this city is Hissarlik. In the 19th…

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    Throughout history “The Truth behind Troy” has been documented and talked about for many centuries. In my opinion most of the research and scholarly evidence of Hisarlik clearly shows that our current knowledge of the famous ancient city of Troy is based on Homer’s writings and archaeological discoveries made by the German archaeologist and excavator Heinrich Schliemann. Many have agreed that Homer should be acknowledged as a legitimate source of historical reference and therefore, so should…

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