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Trojan War

assisting our understanding of the Trojan War The Trojan War is one of the most legendary stories about warfare of all time. There has been much debate regarding the historical accuracy of sources about the war, leading many historians to disagree about whether the war actually occurred or not. Due to the lack of primary sources, the likelihood of some of the sources being untrue is very high, however there is too much uncovered evidence that supports the Trojan War’s existence to extinguish the idea...

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Trojan War

Did the Trojan War ever occur? This is a common question that cultivates debate among many historians around the world. Although some research and studies may display the war as a myth, stronger physical evidence proves otherwise. Through Heinrich Schliemann, an archaeologist, and other valued archaeologists, the work of a poet named Homer, who revealed the great mystery of the Trojan War, was discovered. Homer’s literary evidence, as well as linguistic and historic evidence from the Homeric Greek...

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Trojan War

Did the Trojan War occur? The existence of a war in Troy is undeniable; however it is not the Trojan war of Homer’s Iliad. It is believed that Homer’s account may have been based on a real event therefore having some truth but due to the mythological nature of the source, the unreliability of oral transmission and the exaggerated romantic theme, the account is not a valid source for historians. Written evidence such as the Hittite records and the different theories presented by archaeologists...

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Trojan War

In the book The Trojan War, by Bernard Evslin, Ulysses and Agamemnon both contribute to the Greek's victory. Many considered Ulysses to be the real brains behind the Greek forces. Although Agamemnon was the leader of the Greeks, many would say he was not a good one. Even though Agamemnon did some good deeds during the war, many of his actions caused problems, and Ulysses often had to come to his rescue. With Ulysses on the Greeks side they had amazing intelligence and bravery. Many great things...

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The Trojan War

has gone into the excavations there by many archaeologists, and many interesting artefacts have been found. The story of the Ancient City of Troy is a great one, however many people believed it didn’t exist and that Homers Iliad, the story of the Trojan War was just some story. This has since been proved untrue as the city of Troy was discovered, and the pieces of this amazing puzzle have fallen together. Homer described Troy as an exceptionally large city with large high powerful walls, wide streets...

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Troy and the Trojan War

Schliemann discovered the remains of the city in 1871. Archeological digs have brought up many truths about the history of Troy, and about the Trojan War, which supposedly occurred around 1250 B.C. The war is the subject of the epic poem, The Iliad by Homer, however, there are several theories regarding the existence of Troy and the events of the Trojan War. In 1871, Heinrich Schliemann, with the aid of geographical clues mentioned in The Iliad, discovered the legendary city of Troy on a coast...

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Trojan War Thesis

Trojan War Thesis Paper From the reading the Trojan War we can see that the Mycenaean people regard themselves as inferior to the gods, and are the gods pawns meant to carry out what they will not do themselves. Since the Trojan War is a document taken almost entirely from Homer’s Iliad, as well as a variety of poems written around the time, the insecurities of the Mycenaean are clear as they themselves created gods to worship who have little to no respect for the human race. The gods treat...

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Cause of the Trojan War

Aphrodite: The Cause of the Trojan War War is inevitable. From the dawn of time, mankind has had conflict among itself, and some conflict has escalated enough to resort to the violence of war. Countless wars have been fought throughout history, but only a handful of them have been as famous as the Trojan War that occurred in the times of ancient Greece. The Trojan War was fought between the nations of Troy and Sparta, and it resulted in the downfall of the great land of Troy. This war was preceded by the...

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The Trojan War In The Iliad By Homer

major battle in Greece’s history, that of the Trojan War, and the journey of the Greek hero, Odysseus. The Iliad is that of a precursor to the Odyssey. The Iliad describes the final year of the Trojan War, but illustrates several Greek legends, earlier events that took place within the war, and several cause and effects events that occurred within the time frame of the Trojan War. In the end, the poem completely explains what happens within the Trojan War and the numerous events that took place before...

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Cause of the Trojan War

English IV Period E 28 November 2012 The Cause of the Trojan War Agamemnon and Paris are to blame for the Trojan War because of the choices they made. Agamemnon wanted to conquer Troy but never had a reason behind it; Paris kidnapped Helen, the wife of Menelaus, and that made Agamemnon and Menelaus angry. This finally gave Agamemnon a reason to go after Troy. He wanted his brother to have his wife back and if that meant he was able to attack Troy, that’s what he was going to do. He took his anger...

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