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• 323 – 31 BCE Middle Bronze Age
Late Bronze Age
“Trojan War” acc. to the
Greek tradition “Dark Ages”
Iliad and Odyssey Archaic Period
Hellenistic Period Today
• Can/Should archaeology be used to “prove”
• Was there a Trojan War?
• Can the Homeric epics be used as a primary
source for history? And if so, for what period? HOMER AND THE ILIAD AND ODYSSEY Sing, goddess, the anger of
Achilles, Peleus’ son,
The accursed anger which brought
the Achaeans countless
Agonies and hurled many mighty
shades of heroe...
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