Located in what today is known as anatolia in modern turkey, ancient city of troy was the setting of the greco-trojan war that is the subject homer's epic legendary poem the iliad whether the trojan war [. The ancient greeks from the classical period thought the trojan war was a historical event that had taken place in the 13th or 12th century bc, and believed that troy was located in modern day turkey and the dardanelles. Looking to learn more about ancient greece improve your knowledge on ancient greece for kids and find out more about history with dk find out for kids.
While the trojan war is unlikely to have happened exactly the way homer's writings describe it, a city fitting the description of troy near the dardanelles was destroyed at about the time homer's story references ancient greek and egyptian records also reference a place very like the city described. Trojan war greek allies the trojan war is considered to be one of the greatest expeditions in ancient history reference to the magnitude of the war effort on part of the greeks, is made in the second book of homer's iliad, which is the main historical source of information about the war. The iliad is an epic poem set in the trojan war while the odyssey tells the story of the adventures of odysseus on his return from the trojan war 776 bce first olympic games.
Trojan war, in greek mythology, war between the greeks and the people of troy the strife began after the trojan prince paris abducted helen , wife of menelaus of sparta when menelaus demanded her return, the trojans refused menelaus then persuaded his brother agamemnon to lead an army against. Top 10 important events of ancient greece history the events of ancient greece turn it into the most powerful civilization of ancient time trojan war, in greek. Quiz & worksheet - history of the trojan war quiz name the poetic works that outline the trojan war and its aftermath ancient greek literature facts: lesson for kids.
The trojan war, fought between greeks and the defenders of the city of troy in anatolia sometime in the late bronze age, has grabbed the imagination. The ancient greeks believed that troy was located near the dardanelles and that the trojan war was a historical event of the 13th or 12th century bc, but by the mid-19th century, both the war and the city were widely seen as non-historical. City-states and alliances in ancient greece before the trojan war, there is little account for greek alliances as thucydides mentions[thu, 1iii]:.
Articles on ancient history the trojan war (1) ilion or troy : town in northwestern asia minor, famous for the legendary trojan war , in which a coalition of mycenaean warriors captured the city of king priam. With the rise of critical history, troy and the trojan war were, for a long time, consigned to the realms of legend however, the true location of ancient troy had from classical times remained the subject of interest and speculation. Hsc - year 11 - ancient history essay on the evidence available to support the occurence of a trojan war using both written and archaeological sources 3 ex credits. The trojan war: until about a 100 years ago, we were quite sure that the trojan war was purely legend, and that asking when it happened would be like asking when atlantis sank.
The trojan war is probably one of the most important events that have been narrated in greek mythology it was a war that broke out between the achaea. Everyone knows how the trojan war ended: with a bunch of guys piling out of a giant horse but the events of the war itself have been debated extensively, and the actual truth is still largely. The ancient greeks traced their history to mythological events and their genealogy to the gods and goddesses perhaps the most pivotal event in the early history of ancient greece was the trojan war this is that most famous of ancient wars that the greeks ended with an insidious gift we call it.