By Eric H. Cline, Recorded Books
George Washington collage professor, Eric Cline examines the genuine background of Troy and delves into archaeological discoveries. via his research of recognized facts, Cline presents a fuller, richer figuring out of this historical clash.
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Besides which, there is no other way, if one wants Troy VI to be Priam’s Troy, to explain why the city fits Homer’s description in every way except for the manner of its destruction. LECTURE TEN Then again, perhaps Troy VI was not Homer’s Troy. Carl Blegen certainly didn’t think so, for he believed that it was the following city—Troy VIIa—and so he began a new series of excavations at Hisarlik/Troy in the 1930s. 44 FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING Questions 1. How is Troy VI consistent with Homer’s Troy?
The Trojan War was a process rather than an event and reflects a series of wars fought during the period from the fifteenth through the thirteenth centuries BCE. Unfortunately, we cannot yet decide between these alternatives with any pretense at authority. 54 FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING Questions 1. Does it make sense that the Trojan War was really fought over love for Helen? 2. Why would the Mycenaeans have wanted Troy? Suggested Reading Wood, Michael. In Search of the Trojan War. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
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Archaeology and the Iliad : the Trojan War in Homer and history by Eric H. Cline, Recorded Books