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The Trojan War, Fact or Fiction?

Summary: Examines the Trojan War from a historical perspective. Examines supporting evidence and analyzes Homer's text for historical accuracy.
There has been much debate regarding the historicity of the Trojan War. The main conflicting issues include the reliability of the Iliad and if the legendary war occurred or not. However evidence has been uncovered by archaeologists to suggest that the Iliad had some basis of truth within the epic saga and that although the Trojan War had occurred, it may not have occurred as according to Homer. Evidence such as the excavation of Hissarlik, Troy VI and the Hittite tablets has proven the existence of Troy as well as the occurrence of the Trojan War.

Much of the information we have regarding Troy and the Trojan War comes from the Iliad. The Iliad has been defined as an epic saga composed by Homer in 8th Century BCE. This was several hundred years after the war had allegedly taken place. It is most likely that the Trojan War had not...

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