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That's the question I want to do my history coursework on (or something to the effect), and we've got to begin considering it after half-term. In the essay, we've got to have three historian's perspectives on the question, and I'm toying with Homer (if he counts, but really he's the best we've got) and Herodotus, but I'm not too sure on, er, less Ancient individuals. Does anyone know any historians that I might be able to look at? The only non-Classical interpretation I know of is the one about the Trojan War happening in England rather than Achaea, but I'm not inclined to include that in my essay. Any help is appreciated!
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The Trojan war has been proved that happened after Heinrich Schliemann's discoveries in 1870. However, it is not sure how close to reality were the incidents that Homer described. I am not sure whether you could write your history coursework on this topic since it is very difficult to get new interpretations due to the lack of records/evidence.
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Personally, I think you'll be setting yourself up for a fairly hard task, since it isn't a question that can be satisfactorily answered, particularly not within the word count confines of a piece of A-Level coursework. You could try to refine your scope a little to looking at the archaeological evidence for the Trojan war, but even still it'd be tricky because how do you show it's evidence from the Trojan war and not just another battle?
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(Original post by dimapos32)
The Trojan war has been proved that happened after Heinrich Schliemann's discoveries in 1870. However, it is not sure how close to reality were the incidents that Homer described. I am not sure whether you could write your history coursework on this topic since it is very difficult to get new interpretations due to the lack of records/evidence.
I'm a bit suspicious of Schliemann, but you are right, the war itself did happen. I was told by a lecturer that Homer would have lived roughly 500 years or so AFTER the wars, so lord knows how much accuracy there is.
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Very difficult question to answer! I think it did happen, but my view is based on archaeological evidence as opposed to written histories. Bear in mind that the Iliad is written over 3 days or something rather than 10 years and focuses on the anger of Achilles rather than the history of the war. Looking at the actual physical evidence will probably be more helpful and a lot more 'truthful' than documents from later historians.
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