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  • Troy Of The Trojan War
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    "Archaeology has proved the historicity of the Trojan War". Discuss.".. he [Heinrich Schliemann] found layers of ruins... and two bore unmistakable signs of violent destruction. One of these layers, the seventh according to more recent excavators, was no doubt the city of Priam and Hector. The historicity of the Homeric tale had been demonstrated archaeologically". - M.I. Finley, the World of Odysseus Introduction The Trojan War and its characters are detailed in the writings of Homer, Vergil, D...
  • War Upon The City For Ten Years
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    The Trojan War took place more than a few thousand years ago in ancient Greece. It was a war waged by the Greeks on the city of Troy. This war was said to have lasted ten years. I twas caused by the abduction of Helen by Paris. Helen at the time was married to King Menalausof Sparta. To avenge the kidnapping King Agamemnon of Mycenae and the warriors of Odysseus and Achilles followed Helen and Paris back to Troy and waged war upon the city for ten years. One day, the warriors thought of an idea....
  • Social War Between The Greeks And Trojans
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    Structural Levels of The Iliad Wars are often very complex in nature and are fought for many diverse reasons. The school boy may fight in order to get money for college, the patriot may fight to bring life, liberty and justice to some poor soul, and a coward may fight because he was drafted by force. In the Iliad, powerful gods, great nations, and heroic people all fight for many different reasons. This wide variety of fighting results in unique situations, problems, and structural levels to the...
  • Fearless Actions Of Achilleus And Hektor
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    Homer's Iliad, is a book about war. It was a war between the Greeks and the Trojans around 1100 BC. This story is mainly about two warriors: Achilleus and Hektor, both of them are the greatest in their own country. However, what makes them heroes of this book Besides their great combat skill, I would suggest their way to face their own death distinguished them from other characters in the book. In the story, Achilleus knew his fate, "For my mother Thetis the goddess of the silver feet tells me I...
  • Trojan War
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    Many have speculated about the Trojan War. It's been written about in books like the Iliad and The Odyssey. A person could read in a book about this massive war between King Priam and Agamemnon, but did this massive war ever really happen? We have all heard of the mighty wooden horse in which the Greek forces broke into the mighty walls of Troy. The Trojan War did occur and can proven by skeletons, artifacts, and other findings from excavation sites. Historians speculate that the Trojan War coul...
  • Achaian And The Trojan Sides
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    Through the ages, many people wonder why something as terrible as a war has to happen. The human race is supposedly smarter than any other species, and yet, we have not yet developed the idea of problem solving. Elementary students are taught to discuss their problems, and not resort to fighting. How can an eight year old child understand this, when he sees violence on the news? Book Thirteen of The Iliad, tells of a battle scene involving Peisandros, Menelaos, Harpalion, and Meriones. It become...

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