The Trojan War

I. The myths

A. Events leading up to the War

B. Events of Homer's Iliad

C. End of the War

E. Gods

  1. On Trojan side: Artemis, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares
  2. On Greek side: Hera, Athena, Poseidon
  3. Overseeing it all: Zeus

II. Homer and History

  1. Heinrich Schliemann (1880's)
Sophie Schliemann
  1. Wilhelm Dörpfeld (1890's)
  2. Carl Blegen (1930's)
  3. contemporary excavations
Map of Troy and surrounding area
aerial view of Troy today
walls of Troy
view from Troy
reconstruction of Troy VI, ©by Christoph Haussner, Munich
  1. Evidence for a Hittite connection: tablet recording a treaty with Wilusa
  2. Bronze Age writing: Linear B tablet
Lion Gate
"Mask of Agamemnon"

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