The City of Troy
Troy was an ancient city in Asia Minor (now part of Turkey) that was made famous in the legends of early Greece. The Iliad and the Odyssey, epic poems attributed to the Greek poet Homer, and the Aeneid, written by the Roman poet Virgil, tell a story about Troy, that is probably only partly true.
The city's two names come from Illus, its legendary founder, and Tros, the father of Illus.
Use the following resources to find out: The location of a war over the beautiful Helen of Troy ... but why else is this ancient city of interest to historians?
On our shelves:
- Wood, Tim, (1997), 'City of Troy', in Ancient Wonders, Heinemann, London, pp. 14-15.
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- Ancient History Encyclopedia: City of Troy
- Ancient city of Troy to have its own museum
- National Geographic News: Is Troy true? The evidence behind the myth
- History.com - Trojan War
- UNESCO - Archaeological Site of Troy
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