The trojan war: fact or fiction the truth behind mythology fact or fiction when reading the odyssey it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between what is historically accurate and what details have been embellished or invented. One of these events which exists somewhere on that muddled spectrum between fact and fiction is the subject of this lesson, the trojan war in this lesson, we will explore the trojan war, its. The trojan horse is a classic tale set during the trojan war in the story the greeks build a large wooden horse and hide inside it, the trojans accept the horse as a victory trophy and pull it into the city. The trojan horse is a story from the trojan war about the subterfuge that the greeks used to enter the independent city of troy and win the war in the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the greeks constructed a huge wooden horse , and hid a select force of men inside.
Greek mythology and legend: fact or fiction in the legends concerning the trojan war, were the greek gods neutral sort through the facts of winged and wooden horses in this quiz of mythological gods and legend. The trojan war ð'- fact or fiction the trojan war confined totally to the pages of homer's the illiad, the indulgent fantasy of a greek poet who lived over two and a half thousand years ago- or a historic fact at the centre of the most famous quarrel ever. Trojan war: fact or fiction trade closer ties with mycenaeans rather than aegeans traded artifacts trade gone sour allies allies with hittites hittites - expanding power.
The particular narrative of the iliad is not an account of the war, but a tale of the psychology, the wrath, vengeance and death of individual heroes, which assumes common knowledge of the trojan war as a back-story no scholars now assume that the individual events of the tale (many of which involve divine intervention) are historical fact. I voted yes - and i believe their is enough written history to strongly suggest that greece and troy fought a war and that greece won - after that i think a lot of myth, legend and story telling gets in the way of true history. Troy was a city-state in the mediterranean, which waged a ten-year war against ancient greece the war was described in the epic poem the iliad, by the poet homerthe war is partly mythical, with the gods supposed to have taken sides, but it may have been based on a real war in the 12th century bce. The trojan horse almost 3000 years ago, the trojans and greeks fought a long and terrible war why because the trojans had captured a beautiful greek princess helen but this is a story about a horse and not the princess 🙂 the greeks fought a battle with troy but could not get in the tall strong walls around the city they tried everything. Troy has nine main layers, or levels pick a level of troy from the timeline below, and find out more you might even get a guided tour the timeline at the bottom shows how long it took to form the mound of troy see the historical timeline to find out what was happening at the same time, in related areas of the world.
300: the battle at thermopylae including: greek & persian warfare there is no need to be surprised at the length of my description, because anybody would discover that where military matters are concerned the spartans have overlooked very little that demands attention. Trojan war is surely one of the most interesting stories in greek mythology but how welll do you know about, agamemnon, the man who led the greek forces in trojan war here's all you need to know about agamemnon's controversial life, death, deeds as well as facts and myths about him. Among them is the subject of the trojan war and whether or not it actually transpired these events have been widely debated with evidence supporting both sides of the argument be it fact or fiction, no one can deny that the tale of the achaeans versus the city of troy has become a part of our history in some way, if for no other reason than. About the trojan war a few years ago, i read the fagles translations of the iliad and the odyssey since then, my interest in the greek epic cycle (and with ancient and modern epics in general) has become an obsession. The trojan war may be well known thanks to movies, books, and plays around the world, but did the war that spurred so much fascination even occur the excerpt below from the trojan war: a very short introduction helps answer some of the many questions about the infamous war homer helped immortalize.
The trojan war: a very short introduction eric h cline very short introductions brings together all of the evidence available from archaeology, hittite texts, and greek legend to investigate the question of whether the trojan war was a real historical event and whether the site of ancient troy has been found. Maybe the iliad is fiction, maybe it's fact, or maybe it's some combination of both but it doesn't really matter but it doesn't really matter homer's the iliad , and this season's play an iliad, capture the human condition through it we see the agonies of war and the benefits of bravery and nobility. Literature study guides learn more about the odyssey and the iliad with course hero's free study guides and infographics. The trojan war probably took place in the middle of that period ie 1200 bce homer’s iliad which narrates the legends of the trojan war was written three centuries later, after a period called the dark age when all literature before the time was destroyed.
The trojan war and the sacking of the city aren't myth, but historical fact i'm convinced that the greeks were at war with the residents of this part of western turkey all through the bronze age. Trojan war, legendary conflict between the early greeks and the people of troy in western anatolia, dated by later greek authors to the 12th or 13th century bce. We believe that the trojan war was true there are facts to show it it was in 1,180 bc we know that it was between troy and myceanean and they were enemies in northwest turkey german archeologist found what believes to be reamins of troythe hitties had clay tablets that may show possible out. Summary: examines the trojan war from a historical perspective examines supporting evidence and analyzes homer's text for historical accuracy there has been much debate regarding the historicity of the trojan war the main conflicting issues include the reliability of the iliad and if the.
The trojan war - fact or fiction 1674 words | 7 pages the trojan war fact or fiction the trojan war confined totally to the pages of homer's the illiad, the indulgent fantasy of a greek poet who lived over two and a half thousand years ago- or a historic fact at the centre of the most famous quarrel ever. Trojan war is one of the most famous greek myths, balancing between reality and fiction helen of troy was the cause of the trojan war described by homer in iliad and odyssey.