They lit fires. Ad Honoris. When Menelaus demanded her return, the Trojans refused. When it was resettled ca. The City Falls And The Trojan War Ends. This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Paskal. Although many Trojans were suspicious of the gift, a Greek spy managed to infiltrate and convinced them to keep the horse. Interestingly the name of one king known from a treaty was Alakšandu, which obviously was the Greek name Alexandros. He also mentions that the Trojans spoke different languages from some of their allies, and he refers to the Achaeans as subjects of the Greeks (something that might mean that Trojans could be also Greeks). They were all the same . Dreamhunter. This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Paskal. 800 BCE, the inhabitants spoke Aeolic Greek, because those are the people that colonised it. The Trojans were Turks. So, if we agree that the Homeric Epics could have an historical basis, it is very possible that the Trojans were … This is a great book, and one which I'm glad I have added to my … I don’t know how far back those settlements dates, but it wouldn’t be unreasonable for Greek-speakers to be there during the Mycenaen period. Nationalities were not what they are today. Homer made the Achaeans the main characters, as he himself was a proud Greek, but you can tell that even he was full of sympathy for the Trojans. Helen was an excuse ! Other than the gods, the Trojans are presented in the Homeric tales as related strongly to the other peoples of Western Anatolia, … Agamemnon, Ajax, Diomede, Idomeneus, Menelaus, Nestor, Odysseus, Phoenix, and Priam were all Kings. The strife began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen , wife of Menelaus of Sparta. To get back to the OP, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Trojans were some offshoot of the Greeks. Although this … … Click to expand... Real life Trojans were quite different of course, but Homer's Trojans were not. Les Troyens is Berlioz's most ambitious work, the summation of his entire artistic career, but he did not live to see it performed in its entirety. Certainly during the classical period of Greek history, there were Ionian Greeks settled on the west coast of what is now Turkey. There was a bit of an ethnic mix, since the dominant precolonial group in the area was Phrygians, with an admixture of Lelegians and perhaps some Mysians, but as I say the colonists were Greek. Troy=Ilion was known as Wiluša in Hittite times. According to the Roman epic poet Virgil, the Trojans were defeated after the Greeks left behind a large wooden horse and pretended to sail for home. Modern Albinos have nothing to do with these people, as they were the victims of the marauding Albinos from Central Asia. This area is also called Asia Minor. 1 year ago. Andromache was the loving wife of the Trojan prince Hector and mother of their son, Astyanax. The Trojans were on an Island in Turkey near the Dardanelles, although we can't be sure if they were actually Turkish. Margarelon Priam's bastard son. Greeks were constituted by tribes, Dorians, Ionians, Aeolians, Pelasgians etc . The libretto was written by Berlioz himself from Virgil's epic poem the Aeneid; the score was composed between 1856 and 1858. Trojan Characters The Trojans were a foreign people, not of the same stock as their enemies from across the sea, and as regards their 'foreignness', they stand midpoint on the spectrum that extends form the Greeks to to the more exotic allies of the Trojans. There is no confusion in the demonyms. Hector and Astyanax were killed, Troy destroyed, and (at the end of the Trojan War) Andromache was taken as a war bride, by Neoptolemus, son of Achilles, to whom she bore Amphialus, Molossus, Pielus, and Pergamus. If this is true, the Achaeans and the Trojans were brethren. However, in the poem and perhaps the culture, atrocities were freely endorsed by the Greek higher-ups, including Agamemnon himself. One epic war. The war between both countries was as a result of Paris (Prince of Trojan, The brother of Hector and the son of Priam the king of Trojan) who collected Menelaus (The brother of Agamemnon) wife, Helen (The most beautiful woman in Greek… No. … The Achaeans (/ ə ˈ k iː ən z /; Ancient Greek: Ἀχαιοί Akhaioí, "the Achaeans" or "of Achaea") constitute one of the collective names for the Greeks in Homer's Iliad (used 598 times) and Odyssey.The other common names are Danaans (/ ˈ d æ n eɪ. In legend, Troy is a city that was besieged for 10 years and eventually conquered by a Greek army led by King Agamemnon. They became a big power and the other cities were not "happy" with that. The Troy … 2. They stationed small bands of warriors by each house. Hi, Paskal, I’m not adamant that the Trojans … 18. share . Trojan War, in Greek mythology, war between the Greeks and the people of Troy . But somebody new to the subject would also be able to pick up this book and enjoy the read, and certainly learn a lot from it. Ad Honorem. When the Trojans discovered that the Greeks were gone, believing the war was over, they "joyfully dragged the horse inside the city", while they debated what to do with it. The same thing happened with the Ilians (Trojans). 15/12/2017 at 06:10 #78900. That the Trojans were originally Greek settlers, does not seem impossible given the location of the city … This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Paskal. Probably … They were, like the Athenians, Corinthian, Spartans, Boetians, Thracians, and other city-states part of the Greek world. In myth the ancient ancestors of the Romans are the ancient Trojans, who escaped from the Greek conquest of their city. Unbeknown to the Trojans, the wooden horse was filled with Greek warriors. The Trojans were also the ones being attacked, and despite the justification of Helen’s departure/kidnapping, the attackers who destroy a city always seem a little less righteous than the defenders whose city is being destroyed. Linschoten. But every city had interests for their own good (don't forget the war between Athens and Sparta) ! Report Save. Jun 2012 8,549 Malaysia Aug 5, 2020 #77 SilasMarner said: I believe Hittite records from the late bronze age period recognise Troy as Wilusa - part of what the Hittites described as the Assuwa conferation. Priam King of Troy. Menelaus then persuaded his brother Agamemnon to lead an army against Troy. Information of Old European authors, who write about the Turkic origins of the Trojans. In respect to this, who started the Trojan War in Greek mythology? When the Trojans refused to return her, the Greeks formed an army, led by Agamemnon, including Achilles, Odysseus and the two Ajaxes. Also, who were the Trojans in the Trojan War? When night fell, the Greek soldiers lept from the horse and opened the gates of Troy to their waiting comrades. Member. They threw the gates open wide; the Greek army waiting outside rushed in. The Iliad novel by Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore is a book that talked about the war that happened between Greek and the Trojans. And of course - Who were the Trojans? Though the Mycenaeans won this conflict with the Trojans (by way of stealth: Odysseus' brilliant idea for the Trojan horse), they paid a heavy price for their triumph. Some thought they ought to hurl it down from the rocks, others thought they should burn it, while others said they ought to dedicate it to Athena. The ten-year long Trojan War commenced about 800 B.C., a few hundred years later. In reality the ancestors of the Romans were … The Greek historian … Most likely then the Trojans were Anatolian - no more Greek than Hittite - just the original indigenous native Anatolians. The Greeks won the Trojan War. They weren't Greeks, but other than Trojans, I'm not sure what they called themselves or were … Geography . The Iliad is an epic poem ascribed to the ancient Greek storyteller Homer, which tells the story of the Trojan War and the Greek siege of the city of Troy.The Iliad is believed to have been written in the 8th century BCE; it is a classic piece of literature which is still commonly read today.The Iliad includes a dramatic series of battle scenes as well as many scenes in which the … Highly readable, this book would definitely be more approachable by someone with at least some knowledge of the Trojans and their context. Greeks and Romans were a Black and Mulatto people comprised of the Original Black Europeans and the first Central Asian Albinos to reach Europe, circa 1200 B.C. The only thing that the Trojans and their allies and the Achaians and their allies share are the gods, which is certainly possible given that the names of gods were often used for foreign gods that shared aspects with the Greek gods. level 1. Some of our knowledge about them come from their neighbors, notably the Hittites. So, in Iliad, I don’t think that we can assess that the Trojans were Greeks, on the contrary. But modern Albinos do falsely claim that the Hellenes of Greece were Albinos. But the phrase "taking revenge of Hector" is sometimes symbolically used after major East-West clashes. They were a peaceful civilization, until the Greeks came and attacked them, and demanding their land. All the great Mycenaean leaders had been gone from their Greek … In utter confusion, as they struggled out, putting on their armor, they were met by Greeks who cut them down. Hector Prince of Troy. Click to … From what I recall, in the Iliad translations the Greeks are known as Hellenes and/or Achaeans, while the Trojans are known as… Trojans, and the city could also be referred as Ilion. Les Troyens (in English: The Trojans) is a French grand opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz. And something … By the time the Trojans woke up and discovered the terrible truth, Troy was burning. … However this hypothesis is questionable with the known facts on the Trojans. They sacked Troy after the Trojans brought the horse inside the city walls. If not for the bargain that Odysseus had suggested to protect the man that Helen chose (Agamemnon), … This claim is based on four factors: 1. Hecuba his wife, Queen of Troy. Between Homer's epic mythological poems and artifacts discovered at the ancient ruins, we know the Trojans were powerful, strong, and important. After much debate (and unheeded warnings by Priam’s daughter Cassandra), the Trojans pulled the mysterious gift into the city. They were a prosperous local superpower, while the Greeks were a military alliance. The Trojans. Leader and hero of the Trojans in the Trojan War. The Fall of Troy by Daniel van Heil, Private Collection The ensuing slaughter continued throughout … Explore the family trees of The Trojans and The Greeks in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. The ancient city of Troy was located in what today is called Turkey, along the western coastline, across the Aegean Sea from Greece. Deleted User. The Trojans vs The Greeks Two great dynasties. This may mean that Trojans were Greeks or Hellenized Anatolians. 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