If the Trojan war did really happen. The purpose in the Iliad is to retrieve helen. Paris essentially stole her or she left Greece. When I looked up these people Helen and even Achilles were proved not real. So what was the reason or motive for the Greeks to fight Troy or vice-versa?
Did the Trojan War really happen? The Burning of Troy by Johann Georg Trainman. The foundation of Western literature can be traced back to Ancient Greek epic. The Homeric works known as The Iliad and The Odyssey are among the most well known works of literature in the western canon. They tell the story of the Trojan War, a ten year siege of a ...
The story of the Trojan War—the Bronze Age conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece–straddles the history and mythology of ancient Greece and inspired the greatest writers of ...
Films based on the Trojan War include Helen of Troy (1956), The Trojan Horse (1961) and Troy (2004). The war has also been featured in many books, television series, and other creative works. The Trojan War's Narrative According to classical sources, the war began after the abduction of Queen Helen of Sparta by the Trojan prince Paris.
By way of background, I have been to Troy, walked around it, stood where Helen and Priam stood while Helen pointed out the Greek heroes for him on the plain below. I think that when one reviews the evidence, there is no doubt the Trojan War happen...
In and before the 17th century A.D. Many believed that the Trojan war didn’t actually happen and was thought to be just a Greek mythological story until the late 1870’s when a German Archeologist named Heinrich Schliemann excavated the site by using the story of the Trojan war from an ancient Greek writer and poet named Homer.
If someone came up to me at the excavation one day and expressed his or her belief that the Trojan War did indeed happen here, my response as an archaeologist working at Troy would be: Why not? Manfred Korfmann is director of excavations at Troy and a professor of archaeology at the University of Tübingen.
The Trojan War and the events ensuing thereafter are the subject of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two foundational epics of all Greek and, by extension, western literature. This one war has had more words written about it than probably any other war in the history of humanity. It has been immortalized through songs, … Continue reading "Did the Trojan War Really Happen?"
Was there ever a Trojan War? That is, the almost legendary battle fought between Greeks and Trojans. This question continues to go unanswered by the academic and archaeological world. If we read from Homer and the later composed Epic Cycle, the literature would say that it did indeed occur, but what does archaeology have to say on this matter?
There has been no direct answer to the above question. This is because the Trojan War story is a myth or a legend. Most myths or legends have a basis. We can say that the Trojan War really did happen, although not in that way it has been portrayed by the Greeks. It has been proved by the German archeologist Schliemann that Troy existed.