Archaeology and the Iliad : the Trojan War in Homer and by Eric H. Cline, Recorded Books

By Eric H. Cline, Recorded Books

George Washington collage professor, Eric Cline examines the true background of Troy and delves into archaeological discoveries. via his research of identified info, Cline presents a fuller, richer realizing of this ancient clash.

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Archaeology and the Iliad : the Trojan War in Homer and history

George Washington college professor, Eric Cline examines the true heritage of Troy and delves into archaeological discoveries. via his research of recognized facts, Cline presents a fuller, richer figuring out of this ancient conflict.

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Page, Denys L. History and the Homeric Iliad. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959. , and Eric H. Cline. ” Journal of Archaeological Science, 27 (2000) 43–63. ———. “What Triggered the Collapse? ” Archaeology Odyssey, 4/5 (2001) 31–36, 62–63. 45 Lecture 11: Carl Blegen and the City of Troy VIIa The Suggested Reading for this lecture is Michael Wood’s In Search of the Trojan War. Carl Blegen, of the University of Cincinnati, did not believe that Troy VIh was the city that the Mycenaeans captured.

1420 BCE. This pitted the Trojans against the Hittites. Ironically, during this Assuwa rebellion, the Mycenaeans and the Trojans seem to have been allies, fighting together against the Hittites, but this is the one instance in which we get all three parties mentioned in nearly contemporaneous written texts—the Mycenaeans, the Trojans, and the Hittites. Unfortunately, this is two hundred years before the later Greeks thought that the Trojan War had taken place. What if the later Greeks were wrong?

Although a number of scholars have suggested that the Trojan Horse was actually a battering ram or some other machine of war, one theory in particular holds that the Trojan Horse was not a machine of war, but was instead a poetic metaphor for an earthquake. The reasoning is simple: Poseidon was the Greek god of earthquakes. Poseidon was usually represented by a horse (just as Athena was represented by an owl). The pounding of his horses’ hooves not only created 43 the crashing sound of the ocean’s waves, according to the ancient Greeks, but also the sound that accompanies an earthquake.

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