Interesting Facts About Trojan War: First, Fully Recorded Ancient War

The Trojan War is the most important events in Greek mythology. Whether it actually happened is still subject to debate, but the war resonates throughout ancient Greek literature in the same way that its key themes of heroism and the impermanence of human life have resonated throughout the ages, meaning that the mythical event is still as relevant today as it was to the ancient Greeks.
The Trojan War was probably the first war that was properly recorded. It was so inspiring that poets and writers have blended it with mythology and have even included Greek Gods in it. Here are some interesting facts about the Trojan War.
1. One of the important symbols in the story was The Trojan Horse used for a trick. The Achaeans slaughtered the Trojans. The children and women were not murdered since they would sell them as slaves.
2. The mythological or historical event? Most scholars do not see Trojan War as a historical event. However, it is a mythological event. Whether Troy is real or not is still in an open debate among the scholars.
3. Homer composed both the Iliad and the Odyssey. The epic poems are very important to define the literature of ancient Greece. The scholars believe that both were created in 9th and 6th centuries BC.
4. The Trojan War was a conflict between the Greeks and Hittites over who rightfully owned Troy. It seems likely that the Trojan War was actually a conflict between Greece and Asia Minor as a whole, not an attack on the city of Troy itself.
Archaeologists recently discovered a Hittite tablet called the Tawagalawa letter that mentions the kingdom of Ahhiyawa (Greece) and also the Assuwa (Hittite) Empire of Asia Minor. The Tawagalawa letter is addressed to the king of Ahhiyawa and says: Now as we have come to an agreement on Wilusa(Troy) over which we went to war.
5. There is a lost account of the Trojan War called the Iliupersis. When most people think of the Trojan War, they probably assume that Homer’s Iliad is the only full account of the conflict. In fact, there were a series of non Homeric epic poems known as the Epic Cycle that told the story of the War in full.
The Iliad only covers a few weeks of the siege of Troy, while the Iliupersis described the sack and destruction of the city. It was followed by another lost epic poem called the Nostoi, which spoke of the Greek warriors return to their home country.
6. The ancient Greeks believed that Homer’s version of the Trojan War was a real historical event. The ancient Greeks thought that the Trojan War as described in the Iliad was a genuine historical event that had taken place in the 13th or 12th century BC.
Most people accepted the document as fact, despite the fact that it featured divine intervention and- of course- a giant wooden horse.
7. The siege of Troy is believed to have lasted for about 10 years. Scholars and archaeologists believe that it lasted from the year 1194 to 1184 BC. Several other dates and years have also been proposed.
For example, Ephorus, the Greek historian, propagates the date, to be 1135 BC, or Sosibius, Chief Minister to Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt, states the date to be 1172 BC. On the other hand, Eratosthenes and Timaeus, have stated the dates, 1184 BC/1183 BC or 1193 BC, respectively.
8. The Trojan War is probably the first, fully recorded ancient war that gave rise to different parameters of civilizations and successful kingdoms such as the Greek empire or the Roman Empire.
It has influenced mankind. Indeed, the story of the Trojan War has taught humanity that time is an element that changes everything, even the most powerful and the weakest. Time is, in fact, an element that shapes civilizations.

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