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September 7, 2007 The Trojan War: Facts and Fictions Story o Ancient accounts Homer epics Iliad and Odyssey Traditional oral poetry until 800 BCE Regional, local, family traditions Art: favored story for vase painting o Ancient identification with site Linear B documents – no mention of Troy Epic geography – loose but close enough Sit unoccupied ~1000-750 EIA identify site as Troy Causes o Zeus desires to reduce human population Recurrent theme (flood stories) Means: cause destructive wars o Judgment of Paris (Alexander) son of Priam Combatants o Greeks – temporary force under Agamemnon (King of Mycenae Known as Argives, Hellenes, Achaians, Danaans Heroes: Achilles, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Ajax, Odysseus, Diomedes Last generation of heroes o Trojans Regional allies: Lycians, Daclanians King Priam – hereditary monarch Hektor – eldest son of Priam and commander of army Other heroes: Aeneas, Sarpedon, Penthesileia, Memnon
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLA 2100 taught by Professor Marks during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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September 7 - September 7, 2007 The Trojan War: Facts and...

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