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ANP_264_Lecture_10__ANGEL_ - Lecture 10: Troy ANP 264 Great...

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Lecture 10: Troy ANP 264 Great Discoveries in Archaeology Dr. Norder
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Pursuing Mythical Places What is the source? Ancient texts Oral traditions What is the appeal? Lost cities/civilizations Fabulous wealth Supernatural power
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History of Troy Troy known from Homer’s Iliad, which chronicles the supposed Trojan War. Began over the kidnapping of the divinely beautiful Helen by Paris from King Menelaus of Sparta.
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A thousand ships? According to Homer, Menelaus sent 1000 ships composed of the armies of all the men who had courted Helen over the years to get her back.
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10 … long … years The city of Troy was laid siege to by the Greeks for 10 years (see Iliad for details) The city fell when the Greeks cleverly sued for peace and offered a gift to seal the deal. The Trojan Horse
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The Fall of Troy The city fell, many people were put to the sword, except Helen, and after many years all the surviving Greeks returned home.
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Troy Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) Father of Greek Archaeology
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