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HOMER and THE ILIAD Who was Heinrich Schliemann and why was he important ? W In 1871, a German immigrant to the United States, Heinrich Schliemann , fulfilled a life-long dream of finding the long-lost ancient city of Troy . As a child, he received a book from his father depicting the destruction of Troy by the Greeks. Although most people had believed for centuries that Troy never really existed, little Heinrich believed it did and decided to prove it when he grew up. He became a wealthy businessman, went to Greece, married a Greek woman, and financed an archeological “dig” where he thought Troy should be. Six levels down, he believed he had found Homeric Troy. It was one level deeper, but he had found it nevertheless. Who was HOMER and why was he important ? W Homer , ca. 800 B.C.E., if he really lived, may have been a blind poet living on the island of Chios, in the eastern Aegean. WBy the end of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUMANITIES hum2271 taught by Professor Richards during the Spring '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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