Essay On The Trojan War

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“What evidence do we have for a Trojan War?” The Trojan War has fascinated humans for many centuries and has inspired many articles, movies, books and other entertainment products. For years people have debated wherever or not The Trojan War really occurred or not. Evidence has been presented to support both sides of the arguments, those that believe the Trojan War happened and those who do not. One of the most interesting of the stories is the story of the Trojan horse, the story of the Trojan Horse which was daring snuck into another city has entered modern parlance by inspiring the saying “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts” and serve as a term for hackers known as “Trojan horses”. While many people argue wherever the Trojan War happened but the general consensus among historians is that the City of troy does in fact exist but what is more subject to debate is wherever not the ten year war that is told in the story actually happened. Archaeologists who have been investigating the myth of Homer's poem believe the legendary war may have been a process rather than a single event. In one of Eric Cline Historical books he said that the Trojan War did took place, and that Homer chose to write about more than one of them by making it into a great ten-year-long epic saga. Archaeologists who have dug at the site said to be troy say, the site is made up nine cities built on top of each other. There is a citadel structure in the middle and a town surrounding it. A high wall fortified the town. Eager to find the legendary iconic treasures of Troy, Schliemann forcefully blasted his way down to the second city layer, where he discovered what he believed were the artefacts and jewels that once were the property of Helen. As it now tur... ... middle of paper ... ...he bullets would have been recovered by the Trojans) and would not now exist as artefacts. The argument against the Trojan War is that the Iliad is really just a work of fiction, Homer, was thought to have lived 500 years after the war occurred, but how could he remember such vivid details? Also, many aspects of the Iliad seem fictional. How could Achilles have only one weak spot on his whole body? How could his horses talk? How could the fires set upon Troy last for seven years? Yet to pre-Christian civilizations, what we think of as mythology would have been a true belief system for these ancient peoples. Frequent discoveries are leading people to hypothesize that there was possibly a Trojan War. Just because Homer’s Iliad is thought to be legend, does this mean that it never happened? If there is a Loch Ness Monster, why couldn’t there have been a Trojan War?
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