The Trojan Horse

1296 Words May 8th, 2016 6 Pages
The Trojan Horse was the ultimate sneak attack, bringing a city that would withstood nine years of battle to its knees. “I want to find out whether there was any real history behind that myth and in particular whether there was any real history behind the Trojan Horse,” says Edith Hall. In the epic poem, the Greeks set out for Troy to rescue Queen Helen, whose face “launched a thousand ships. After Edith had done research in Heinrich Schliemann first archeology dig he came to the conclusion that he was in the spot where Troy was. She believed that there were multiple earthquakes that lead to a new tower inside Troy being built. After reviewing the archology site he found that same tower described in the Iliad. Though a lot of the interior was different from how the Iliad described he knew that Homer was on the right track and was someone he could believe. Edith Hall theory of the Trojan War defense coming down was the idea of a real Trojan Horse. She goes on to explain how the wars in those times were won of trickery and deliberate plans to win wars. Edith Hall believes that the Trojan Horse was that trickery that won them Troy. Other Historians disagree and believe there were other ways to break down the defenses of Troy.
Historians expose the true scale of Troy 's defenses and supplies, and examine the evidence that discounts theories of an earthquake or siege machine weakening Troy 's defenses, and the possibility that a Trojan Horse could have been used to take Troy.…
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