According to the greek myth, the famous trojan war took place in troy so, what sparked the war it was caused by the greeks or the. This saying comes from the legend of the trojan horse aphrodite, helen of troy, and the trojan war - myth, loosely retold investigate real life artifacts. Sometimes the best ancient epic poems raise more questions than answers here is the real hackstory of the trojan war, museum hack style. Today's wonder of the day takes us on a trip way back to the time of the trojan war as told in virgil's aeneid, a famous epic poem, the greeks had tried to. But oral historians, who apparently wanted a grander tale to tell, altered the facts and injected the idea of an equine disguise either way, a trojan horse has.
After the trojan war, the city was abandoned from 1100 to 700 bc about 700 bc greek settlers began to occupy the troas region, troy was resettled and. Thousands of years after homer's iliad described the events of the trojan war, its dramatic resonance and memorable characters have. The story of the trojan horse is well-known 'while the ancients had no doubt that homer was a real bard who composed the monumental.
We can only speculate as to why perhaps the answer lies in the fact that the trojan horse is not just a story it's also a parable, a metaphor, an invitation to be . I think most of us have heard the tale from the trojan war about the subterfuge that the greeks used to enter the city of troy according to. Most of the trojan war was in a fact a protracted siege, and the city was able to resist the invaders for so long principally because its fortifications were so.
Are the city of troy and the familiar story of the trojan war as recounted in homer's ancient greek epic poem, the iliad, fact or fiction secrets of. The most recent data on the date of the trojan war, which was discovered by two english astronomers, was learned yesterday at the harvard observatory. You might be familiar with homer's greek-speaking trojans, but the reality is that women who were captured by the greeks during the trojan war were taken.
As it happens, they weren't it turns out that the the iliad and the the odyssey were not the only epics which pulled together the tales of the trojan war in fact. In greek mythology, the trojan war was waged against the city of troy by the achaeans whether there is any historical reality behind the trojan war remains an open question many scholars believe that there is a historical core to the tale,. Was there ever really a trojan horse the story of the trojan horse is first mentioned in homer's odyssey, an epic song committed to writing.
Performed for the purpose of understanding homer's iliad or the trojan war we expect that doubters will finally take note of the new archaeological facts of. 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. 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.
Homer's the iliad doesn't mention the trojan horse in fact, the poem focuses on the rivalry between achilles and hector and only covers a. The events of the final year of the war constitute the main part of the iliad of homer the trojan war probably reflected a real war (c1200 bc) between the. The trojan horse is considered to be a mythical structure want to sound overconfident, but i'm pretty certain that we found the real thing. The trojan war is one of the most important events in greek mythology in fact, many of the common soldiers in the greek army refused to take orders from.