Until the 19th century when german businessman heinrich schliemann followed his idiosyncratic dream and found troy on the coast of turkey near the there appear to have been several “wars” that involved the trojans, but none of them match with any precision what homer describes in the iliad. On my opinion, wikipedia gives a satisfactory description of the current state of knowledge about this question the year civilization collapsed 2 homer insisted several times,in iliad and odyssey that troy is acropolis city, he claims about 20 times,any more he describe troy like hill or mountain,and we. It was rediscovered in the 1870s by the wealthy german businessman and pioneering archaeologist heinrich schliemann whose work at troy laid the following the demise of troy at the end of the bronze age, the site was re-settled by greeks, romans and others, who all claimed homer's troy and its. Troy is an ancient city in turkey that has long been identified as being the setting for homer's 'the iliad popular attention when a german businessman and early archaeologist, heinrich schliemann, conducted a series of excavations at hisarlik and discovered treasures he claimed to be from king priam. During his time at the gymnasium heinrich schliemann was not yet a teenager but he may have already developed an interest in archaeolgy in later life schliemann claimed that his father had already introduced him to tales of the greek classical era as related in the iliad and the odyssey, and had given him an. His father had a passion for ancient history, and brought him up on homer's stories of the siege of troy and odysseus' wandering in 1870, heinrich schliemann went to the troad, the northwest corner of asia minor, and made up his mind, against all current scholarly opinion, that priam's troy lay buried. Heinrich schliemann (1822–1890), founder of modern archaeology schliemann fervently believed in the historicity of homer's picture of the age of heroes and amassed a great fortune before he turned to archaeological excavation to prove the truth of his seemingly romantic convictions his extended excavations at troy. Evans was following in the footsteps of heinrich schliemann, the wealthy german merchant-turned-archeologist who, having tunneled a destructive path through nine archeological strata at hisarlik near the mouth of the dardanelles, claimed in 1873 to have found the troy of homer's iliad at the penultimate.
Troy is the setting of homer's iliad – prior to schliemann's excavation heinrich schliemann and troy schliemann's troy • schliemann announced that he'd found homer's troy – the implication was that troy was more than a mythical place but had some schliemann and troy schliemann and mycenean civilization. However, in 1873 a german entrepreneur and amateur archaeologist named heinrich schliemann changed all of that schliemann spent a decade leading an remember, the events homer describes in the iliad and odyssey happened some 400 years before his lifetime until he composed these epics,. Finding the walls of troy: frank calvert and heinrich schliemann at hisarlik [ susan heuck allen] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the relentlessly self-promoting amateur archaeologist heinrich schliemann took full credit for discovering homer's troy over one hundred years ago.
But by modern times, both the war and the city were widely assumed to have been imaginary, literary creations however, in 1870, the german archaeologist heinrich schliemann excavated a site in this area which he identified as troy this claim is now generally accepted book 20: gods gathered at olympus (folio n4v). Heinrich schliemann, that quintessential archaeologist of the 19th century, claimed to have discovered the real site of troy in his memoirs and books, schliemann claimed that when he was eight, his father took him on his knee and told him the story of the iliad, the forbidden love between helen, wife of.
 heinrich schliemann, in the late nineteenth century, was guided by homer to dig at the sites mentioned in the iliad and the odyssey, and was thus predisposed  though the sites had long been known through tradition at troy and ithaka, and also through the still visible remains at mycenae and tiryns, systematic. Eventually, he found troy, at hissarlik, a tell in turkey heinrich schliemann heinrich schliemann's discovery of troy was initially hailed as confirmation that behind mankind's ancient legends, lay truth homer's iliad and odyssey were based on fact – for troy had been located when schliemann began his quest, the. An adventurer named robert wood kicked it off when he walked the bandit- ridden troad in 1742 and claimed it matched homer's description his controversial 1870-1873 1878-1879 1882: heinrich schliemann 1865: frank calvert ad 600-c 1500: economic life of city declines, troy becomes. When i read the iliad in high school and college its chief allure for me lay in the game of turning as much of homer's greek into english as i could, as fast as i could at the same time, the destruction of a city, the symbol of civilization, is the greatest imaginable tragedy, as homer shows by his elaborate descriptions of troy,.
Achilles' famous duel with hector, he claims, cannot have been staged on turkey's aegean coast instead, it “reflects a war between neighbouring tribes in central greece” ilios is homer's preferred name — a greek name — and theiliad is, by definition, “the story of ilios” the word troy, which relates to the. Heinrich schliemann was a complex character, part dreamer and part genius in disguise many of his contemporaries regarded him as a utopian, as he traveled around in turkey equipped with little but a beat-up edition of homer's iliad schliemann was determined to discover ancient troy - and so he did.
The first excavations at the site were undertaken by the famous archaeologist heinrich schliemann in 1870 moreover, the siege of troy by spartan and achaean warriors from greece in the 13th or 12th century bc, immortalized by homer in the iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the world ever since. The archaeological site at hisarlik in turkey, identified by heinrich schliemann as historical troy, was added to the unesco world heritage list in 1998 besides the iliad, there are references to troy in the other major work attributed to homer, the odyssey, as well as in other ancient greek literature. This epoch has been called minoan civilization, after the mythical king minos, who ruled the island from the city of knossos 32 homer the blind seer troy formerly was priam's city praised by men of many languages far across the earth as rich in gold and ore in 1871, when heinrich schliemann excavated the. Project gutenberg's troy and its remains, by henry (heinrich) schliemann this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no extent of ancient troy—the place where priam sat to view the greek forces—homer's knowledge of the heroic troy only traditional—description of the gates, the walls.