Epic Poems By Homer Tell The Tails Of Mighty Greeks

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Epic poems by Homer tell the tails of mighty Greeks. The Odyssey tells the great adventure of the Greek hero Odysseus trying to get back home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. In the Iliad it tells the tale about Achilles during the seize of Troy in the Trojan War. Several different Greek kingdoms where mentioned in the Iliad Athens, Sparta, and Pylos. The Greek kingdom of Pylos was an actual kingdom within the Mycenaean civilization in Bronze Age Greece. The kingdom of Pylos in South Greece was centered in the town of Pylos and from there controlled its territory within the Messenia region of Greece. Peloponnesus is a peninsula connected to main land Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth in south Greece (fig. 1) (“Peloponnesus.”). Messenia is a region on the area of Peloponnesus in the south West (“Messenia.”). Within the ancient region of Messenia, the Mycenaean center of Pylos can be found (“Messenia.”). Pylos is a great Mycenaean palace that dated in the 13th century B.C. (“Pylos”). Carl Blegen discovered this great palace at Pylos in 1939; it was seated near Navarino Bay on the Adriatic coast (Castleden 9). Fig. 1. Map of Mycenaean Greece (“The Bronze Age Aegean.") At first, the palace at Pylos was no greater than the neighboring sites, such as the site of Iklaina (Vermeule 162). In the fourteenth-century, the town was burned and new princes took over the hilltop Pylos site (Vermeule 163). The settlement was quickly rebuilt ushering a new era and new leadership at

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