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did the city of troy really exist?

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    Posted: 20-Sep-2005 at 03:11

Originally posted by Onkel_Wowa

Why Troy was looked for in Turkey?

Because Homer described it as being close to the Hellespont, (Dardanelles) and gave more descriptions on its whereabouts. More ancient historians gave directions to the tomb of Achilles, near by and people (like Alexander the great) would go to offer sacrifices. Later on, after the decline of the Greek world, this knowledge was lost and the location of Troy was (temporarily) lost. But everyone knew, because of the ancient writers' accounts that it was located in modern-day Turkey.

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lol u all say like homer was the one that wrote the illiad and odessy. there is a lot of evidence that says he didnt.  for instance the illiad is filled with different writing styles than the odessy.  also the odessy makes reference to iron weapons whereas the illiad did not
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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Sep-2005 at 03:10

There're many theories about the existence on not of Homer, even the possibility that there were many "Homers" and that it was not really a name but a profession, that of the storyteller. But that was not our topic in this thread. However if you feel like elaborating, please go ahead!

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