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The Legend Of Troy

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The question of Troy's status in the Bronze-Age world has been the subject of a sometimes acerbic debate between Korfmann and the Tübingen historian Frank Kolb in — Korfmann proposed that the location of the city close to the Dardanelles indicated a commercially oriented city that would have been at the center of a vibrant trade between the Black Sea, Aegean, Anatolian and Eastern Mediterranean regions.

Kolb disputed this thesis, calling it "unfounded" in a paper. He argues that archaeological evidence shows that economic trade during the Late Bronze Age was quite limited in the Aegean region compared with later periods in antiquity.

On the other hand, the Eastern Mediterranean economy was more active during this time, allowing for commercial cities to develop only in the Levant.

Kolb also noted the lack of evidence for trade with the Hittite Empire. In August , following a magnetic imaging survey of the fields below the fort, a deep ditch was located and excavated among the ruins of a later Greek and Roman city.

Remains found in the ditch were dated to the late Bronze Age, the alleged time of Homeric Troy. Among these remains are arrowheads and charred remains.

In the olive groves surrounding the citadel, there are portions of land that were difficult to plow, suggesting that there are undiscovered portions of the city lying there.

Helmut Becker utilized magnetometry in the area surrounding Hisarlik. He was conducting an excavation in to locate outer walls of the ancient city.

Becker used a caesium magnetometer. In his and his team's search, they discovered a "'burnt mudbrick wall' about metres south of the Troy VI fortress wall.

This discovery of an outer wall away from the tell proves that Troy could have housed many more inhabitants than Schliemann originally thought.

In summer , the excavations continued under the direction of Korfmann's colleague Ernst Pernicka, with a new digging permit. In , an international team made up of cross-disciplinary experts led by William Aylward, an archaeologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was to carry out new excavations.

This will be the first Turkish team to excavate and is planned as a month excavation led by associate professor Rüstem Aslan.

In a Term Development Revision Plan was applied to the park. Its intent was to develop the park into a major tourist site.

These latter were concentrated in the village of Tevfikiye, which shares Troy Ridge with Troy. Public access to the ancient site is along the road from the vicinity of the museum in Tevfikiye to the east side of Hisarlik.

Some parking is available. Typically visitors come by bus, which disembarks its passengers into a large plaza ornamented with flowers and trees and some objects from the excavation.

In its square is a large wooden horse monument, with a ladder and internal chambers for use of the public. Bordering the square is the gate to the site.

The public passes through turnstiles. Admission is usually not free. Within the site, the visitors tour the features on dirt roads or for access to more precipitous features on railed boardwalks.

There are many overlooks with multilingual boards explaining the feature. Most are outdoors, but a permanent canopy covers the site of an early megaron and wall.

This means that it must be historically, culturally, or scientifically significant to all peoples of the world in some manner.

According to the UNESCO site on Troy, its historical significance was gained because the site displays some of the "first contact between Anatolia and the Mediterranean world".

Many of the structures dating to the Bronze Age and the Roman and Greek periods are still standing at Hisarlik.

These give archeological significance to the site as well. A design contest for the architecture had been won by Yalin Mimarlik in The cube-shaped building with extensive underground galleries holds more than 40, portable artifacts, of which are on display.

Artifacts were moved here from a few other former museums in the region. The range is the entire prehistoric Troad. Displays are multi-lingual.

In many cases the original contexts are reproduced. Some of the most notable artifacts uncovered at Hisarlik are known as Priam's Treasure.

Most of these pieces were crafted from gold and other precious metals. Heinrich Schliemann put this assemblage together from his first excavation site, which he thought to be the remains of Homeric Troy.

He gave them this name after King Priam, who is said in the ancient literature to have ruled during the Trojan War.

Literary Troy was characterized by high walls and towers, summarized by the epithet "lofty Ilium. Schliemann's Troy fits this qualification very well.

High walls and towers are in evidence at every hand. Hisarlik, the name of the hill on which Troy is situated, is Turkish for "the fortress.

The walls of Troy, first erected in the Bronze Age between at least and BC, were its main defense, as is true of almost any ancient city of urban size.

Whether Troy Zero featured walls is not yet known. Some of the known walls were placed on virgin soil see the archaeology section below.

The early date of the walls suggests that defense was important and warfare was a looming possibility right from the beginning.

The walls surround the citadel, extending for several hundred meters, and at the time they were built were over 17 feet 5.

The second run of excavations, under Korfmann, revealed that the walls of the first run were not the entire suite of walls for the city, and only partially represent the citadel.

It was protected by a ditch surmounted by a wall of mud brick and wood. The stone part of the walls currently in evidence were " The present-day walls of Troy, then, portray little of the ancient city's appearance, any more than bare foundations characterize a building.

What Schliemann actually found as he excavated the hill of Hisarlik somewhat haphazardly were contexts in the soil parallel to the contexts of geologic layers in rock.

Exposed rock displays layers of a similar composition and fossil content within a layer discontinuous with other layers above and below it.

The layer represents an accumulation of detritus over a continuous time, different from the times of the other layers. Similarly Schliemann found layers of distinctive soil each containing more or less distinctive artifacts differing often markedly from other layers.

He had no ready explanation for the discontinuity between layers, such as "destruction," although this interpretation has sometimes been applied.

Presumably "destruction" is to be interpreted to mean some sort of malicious event perpetrated by humans or a natural disaster, such as an earthquake.

In most cases no such disaster can be proved. On the contrary, the "many layers illustrate the gradual development of civilization in northwestern Asia Minor.

The discontinuities of culture in different layers might be explained in a number of ways. A settlement might have been abandoned for peaceful reasons, or it might have undergone a renovation phase.

These are hypotheses that must be ruled in or ruled out by evidence, or simply be left unruled until evidence should be discovered.

What Schliemann found is that the area now called "the citadel" or "the upper city" was apparently placed on virgin soil.

It was protected by fortifications right from the start. The layering effect was caused in part by the placement of new fortifications and new houses over the old.

Schliemann called these fortified enclosures "cities" rightly or wrongly. In his mind the site was composed of successive cities.

Like everyone else, he speculated whether a new city represented a different population, and what its relationship to the old was.

He numbered the cities I, II, etc. Subsequent archaeologists turned the "cities" into layers rightly or wrongly , named according to the new archaeological naming conventions then being developed.

Until the late 20th century, these layers represented only the layers on the hill of Hisarlik. Archaeologists following Schliemann picked up the trail of his researches adopting the same fundamental assumptions, culminating in the work and writings of Carl Blegen in the midth century.

In a definitive work, Troy and the Trojans , he summarized the layers names and the dates he had adopted for them. There were, however, some persistent criticisms not answered to general satisfaction.

Hisarlik, about the size of a football field, was not large enough to have been the mighty city of history.

It was also far inland, yet the general historical tradition suggested it must have been close to the sea. The issues finally devolved on the necessity for further excavation, which was undertaken by Korfmann starting He concentrated on the Roman city, which was not suspected as being over Bronze Age remains.

A Bronze Age city, at low elevations, was discovered beneath it. As it is unlikely that there were two Troys side by side, the lower city must have been the main seat of residence, to which the upper city served as citadel.

Korfman now referred to the layers of the lower city as associated with the layers of the citadel.

The same layering scheme was applicable. The lower city was many times the size of the citadel, answering the size objection. Meanwhile independent geoarchaeological research conducted by taking ground cores over a wide area of the Troad were demonstrating that, in the time of Troy I, " Troy was founded as an apparently maritime city on the shore of this inlet, which persisted throughout the early layers and was present to a lesser degree, farther away, subsequently.

The harbor at Troy, however, was always small, shallow, and partially blocked by wetlands. It was never a "great harbor" able to collect maritime traffic through the Dardanelles.

Trench flooding has slowed investigation of the lower levels in the lower city. The whole course of archaeological investigation at Troy has resulted in no single chronological table of layers.

Moreover, due to limitations on the accuracy of C 14 dating, the tables remain relative; i. In regions of the Earth where both history and C 14 dating are available, there is often a gap between them, termed by Renfrew a chronological or archaeological "fault line.

The table below concentrates on two systems of dates: Blegen's from Troy and the Trojans , [89] [note 16] , representing the last of the trend from Schliemann to the midth century, and Korfmann's, from Troia in Light of New Research in the early years of the 21st century, after he had had a chance to establish a new trend and new excavations.

Prior to Korfmann's excavations, the nine-layer model was considered comprehensive of all the material at Troy. Korfmann discovered that the city was not placed on virgin soil, as Schliemann had concluded.

There is no reason not to think that, in the areas he tested, Schliemann did find that Troy I was on virgin soil. He dated it BC to BC, but did not assign a name.

The current director of excavation at Troy, Rüstem Aslan, is calling it Troy 0 zero. Troy 0 has been omitted from the table below, due to the uncertainty of its general status.

Troy zero is before this date. The remains of the layer are not very substantial. Whether the layer is to be counted as part of the preceding Chalcolithic, or whether the dates of the Bronze Age are to be changed, has not been decided through the regular channel of journal articles.

One PhD Thesis complained: " For example, in Korfmann , p. Confusion is to be avoided at all costs.

This new and yet unresolved material, including Troy Zero, may, however, be included in the sections and links below reporting on specific layers.

Korfmann also found that Troy IX was not the end of the settlements. Regardless of whether the city was abandoned at AD, a population was back for the Middle Ages, which, for those times, was under the Byzantine Empire.

As with Troy Zero, no conventional scholarly classification has been tested in the journals. The table below therefore omits them.

The sequence of archaeological layering at one site evidences the relative positions of the corresponding periods at that site; however, these layers often have a position relative to periods at other sites.

It is possible to define relative periods over a wide region of sites and for a larger slice of time. Determining wider correspondences is a major objective of archaeology.

The establishment of a "yardstick," or reliable sequence, such as the elusive one mentioned above, is a desirable outcome of archaeological analysis.

The table below states the broader connections under "General Period. The first city on the site was founded in the 3rd millennium BC.

During the Bronze Age , the site seems to have been a flourishing mercantile city, since its location allowed for complete control of the Dardanelles , through which every merchant ship from the Aegean Sea heading for the Black Sea had to pass.

Cities to the east of Troy were destroyed, and although Troy was not burned, the next period shows a change of culture indicating a new people had taken over Troy.

Therefore, even in the face of economic troubles, the walls remained as elaborate as before, indicating their focus on defense and protection.

Schliemann and his team unearthed a large feature he dubbed the Scaean Gate, a western gate unlike the three previously found leading to the Pergamos.

Troy VI was a large and significant city, home to at least 5, people with foreign contacts in Anatolia and the Aegean. These pillars have been interpreted as symbols for the religious cults of the city.

Although only few homes could be uncovered, this is due to reconstruction of Troy VIIa over the tops of them.

Researchers have debated the extent to which Troy VI was a major player in Bronze Age international trade. On one hand, hundreds of contemporary shipwrecks have been found off the coast of Turkey.

Goods discovered in these wrecks included copper and tin ingots, bronze tools and weapons, ebony, ivory, ostrich egg shells, jewelry, and pottery from across the Mediterranean.

Evidence for an Anatolian orientation includes pottery styles, architectural designs, and burial practices which was not standard in the Mycenaean world.

Moreover, the only Bronze Age writing found at the site is written in hieroglyphic Luwian. Furthermore, there were cremation burials discovered m south of the citadel wall.

Although the size of this city is unknown due to erosion and regular building activities, there is significant evidence that was uncovered by Blegen in during an excavation of the site.

This evidence included settlements just above bedrock and a ditch thought to be used for defense. Furthermore, the small settlement itself, south of the wall, could have also been used as an obstacle to defend the main city walls and the citadel.

Troy VI was destroyed around BC, probably by an earthquake. Only a single arrowhead was found in this layer, and no remains of bodies.

Archaeologists have interpreted this as a reaction to external threats such as the Mycenaeans. In Homer's description of the city, a section of one side of the wall is said to be weaker than the rest.

The great tower along the walls seemed likely to be the "Great Tower of Ilios". The evidence seemed to indicate that Dörpfeld had stumbled upon Ilios, the city of Homer's epics.

Schliemann himself had conceded that Troy VI was more likely to be the Homeric city, but he never published anything stating so.

The archaeologists of Troy concerned themselves mainly with prehistory ; however, not all the archaeology performed there falls into the category of prehistoric archaeology.

Historical archaeology illuminates history. In the LBA records mentioning Troy begin to appear in other cultures.

This type of evidence is termed protohistory. The literary characters and events must be classified as legendary. Prehistoric Troy is also legendary Troy.

The legends are not history or protohistory, as they are not records. It was the question of their historicity that attracted the interest of such archaeologists as Calvert and Schliemann.

After many decades of archaeology, there are still no answers. There is still a "fault line" between history or legend and archaeology.

Both Blegen and Korfmann endorse a starting date of about BC. He estimates the population at 10, Coincidentally this is the very period referenced by Egyptian and Hittite records of Troy.

They hold out some hope of a protohistorical connection. In the s, the Swiss scholar Emil Forrer proposed that the placenames Wilusa and Taruisa found in Hittite texts should be identified with Ilion and Troia, respectively.

These identifications were rejected by many scholars as being improbable or at least unprovable. Dates from the floor deposits obtained by the Uranium-thorium dating method indicate that water was flowing through the tunnels "as early as the third millenium BC;" thus the early city made sure that it had an internal water supply.

Among the documents mentioning Troy are the Tawagalawa letter CTH was found to document an unnamed Hittite king's correspondence to the king of the Ahhiyawa , referring to an earlier "Wilusa episode" involving hostility on the part of the Ahhiyawa.

The Hittite king was long held to be Mursili II c. The identifications of Wilusa with Troy and of the Ahhiyawa with Homer's Achaeans remain somewhat controversial but gained enough popularity during the s to be considered majority opinion.

From the beginning of the archaeology, the question of what language was spoken by the Trojans was prominent.

Various proposals were made, but they remained pure speculation. No evidence seemed to have survived whatever. That they might be Greek was considered.

However, if they were, the question of why they were not in the Achaean domain, but were opposed to the Achaeans, was an even greater mystery. Passages from the Iliad suggested that, not only were the Trojans not Greek, but the army defending Troy was composed of different language speakers arrayed by nationality.

Finally in the middle of the 20th century Linear B was deciphered and a large number of documentary tablets were able to be read.

The language is an early dialect of Greek, even earlier than the Homeric dialect. Many Greek words were in the early stage of formation.

The digamma abounds. Linear B tablets have been found at the major centers of the Achaean domain. None, however, come from Troy.

The documents in Linear B basically inventory the assets of Mycenaean palace-states: foods, textiles, ceramics, weapons, lands, and above all manpower, especially people held in some sort of servitude.

Civilizations of the times were slave societies. The terms of servitude, however, varied widely. A study by Efkleidou in detailed the types of servitude mentioned in the Linear B tablets.

To her way of thinking, the main elements of servitude are that servants are outsiders, not part of the customary social structure, and that they are coerced into their positions.

Someone has authority over them, whom she calls a "superior," designated in Greek by the genitive case: "servant of These two categories were not badly off, being palace artisans, and receiving land for their services.

In addition were the ra-wi-ja-ja, the lawiaiai, "captives. Efkleidou uses the term "dependent. Perhaps most relevant to the times are named groups of women, the group name being an ethnic or a craft name.

One such group called just "captives" gives a hint to their class of servitude. The ethnic names show that western Anatolia and the islands off it are being favored.

Other groups are male bronzesmiths, house and ship builders. In the tablets, the coast of Anatolia is under attack by Mycenaean centers of the Achaeans , especially the center at Pylos pu-ro.

Since the tablets, which were manufactured ad hoc of fresh clay and immediately engraved with writing, only survived by being baked in the fires that destroyed the palaces , their dates depend on the those dates of destruction.

The Pylos tablets record the dispatch of a fleet of "rowers" and soldiers under a "commander" to the Gulf of Corinth , and then the palace is gone, burned in its own oil.

If pu-ro is the Homeric Pylos, then the date is after the Trojan War, as the legendary Pylos survived it intact. None of the names of the important men at these centers are anything like the names of the Homeric legends.

Presumably, the latter had all died in their time and had been replaced by men unknown to legend, but profiting from the fall of Troy.

A second possibility would be that the legends are totally imaginary, contrary to the hopes and expectations of the first archaeologists.

This time between the Trojan War and the burning of the palaces fits into another historical period, the time of the Sea Peoples. These were ethnicities from Achaea, Dardania, Etruria, Sicilia, Sardinia, and elsewhere, who, abandoning the norms of civilization, took to a life of marauding and piracy, disrupting trade, transportation, peace, and security.

They placed colonies as bases. Cities withdrew from the coast. Isolation set in. Surprisingly, Trojan names began turning up in the archives of ancient Pylos, capital of the legendary Nestor.

They were of persons kept in a servile capacity, from which the universal conclusion was that they were descended from slaves taken at Troy.

Etymological analysis by linguists revealed that they were not native Greek names, suggesting that the Trojans were not Greek.

A theory began to gain influence based on the Aeneid that the Trojans were Etruscan. During the 20th century, however, Etruscan archaeology investigated thousands of Etruscan sites over most of Italy, except for the Greek regions in south Italy and the Italic regions of central Italy.

Moreover, Etruscan inscriptions were found in at least one valley leading to a pass over the Alps. The sites dated as early as the Bronze Age.

It was soon clear that the theory of a general Etruscan migration from Troy to most of Italy was the least likely scenario.

Its advocates looked for hidden pockets of Etruscans in the backlands of Anatolia and looked for hope in some shallow genetic studies purporting to relate the inhabitants of Tuscany to the inhabitants of Turkey.

Meanwhile a greater question came to the fore. Throughout the Bronze Age the greatest power in Anatolia was the Hittites, with capital in central Anatolia.

Why were there no links to them? How could the coastal states have avoided them? Anatolian studies expanded in the late 20th century.

Those states had not avoided them, they were subject to them. Previously unknown scripts were found to be in Anatolian languages.

The dominant one on the coast was Luwian. In the Luwian range west of the Hittite capital there was no room for any Etruscans. Whatever he was, Aeneas was not Etruscan, and whatever the ancestry of the imperial family at Rome was, which knew Etruscan and was counted as Tuscan, it derived no authority from ancient Troy.

The discovery of a Luwian biconvex seal at Troy sparked heated debate over the language that was spoken in Homeric Troy. Frank Starke of the University of Tübingen argued that the name of Priam , king of Troy at the time of the Trojan War , is related to the Luwian compound Priimuua , which means "exceptionally courageous".

The tablet was discovered in the lower city, archaeologically out of the way until now, but undoubtedly more populous and frequented than the citadel.

It is possible that the major archive site has yet to be discovered at Troy, if any survived. Fortson, IV, defines the Greek Dark Ages as "The period from the demise of Mycenaean civilization to the earliest appearance of alphabetic Greek in the eighth century While it is true that the palaces were destroyed by fire, it is untrue that they were all burned in the same year or even the same decade by a single wave of Dorian tribes from the region later known as Macedonia.

The dates of the destructions differ by as much as a generation. Chadwick asks, " And why were they content to wait in the wings until the time was right for this intrusion?

These would have occupied the entire 11th century BC. There was no sudden influx of all the Dorians in one great invasion, but rather an insistent occupation of the Peloponnesus over a century or more.

It has to be counted as Dorian from the 10th century BC on. Most of the former Achaean inhabitants escaped to the now depopulated coast of Anatolia as Ionians and Aeolians.

Athens remained firm. Among the Achaeans of Cyprus , on the edge of the Greek world, writing failed to disappear. They continued to write their own conservative dialect, Arcadocypriot Greek , in a few scripts of Cypriote syllabary , which they had innovated on the model of Linear A and Linear B.

They were fairly isolated from their former homeland by the spread of Dorians to Crete, the southern Cyclades, and southern Anatolia. When the concept of a Greek alphabet arrived, they innovated with the Phoenician alphabet to make it fit their language, and the two systems continued side-by-side until Hellenistic times, when Attic became the common dialect.

Meanwhile their dialect continued in the hills of Arcadia , but it had no writing system there. This Dark Age interlude in Greece is not generally interpreted as a return to prehistoric times.

It is a historic age with gaps in its history, which is how the archaeologists treat it. Legend has the Trojans vanishing away, either escaping, as did Aeneas and his very large band, being slaughtered, as were Priam and his wife, or being carted off into slavery, as were the literary Trojan women.

Apparently, no Trojans seem to have been left. Their enemies would have cleared them entirely away, leaving the ruined city vacant and non-dangerous.

The archaeology suggests that the literary implication of a deserted city is probably not true. After a suitable interval of hiding somewhere else in the region, perhaps with the Dardanians, who were not defeated, but appeared as marauders among the sea peoples, or further inland with the Hittites, the Trojan remnants returned to Troy to rebuild Troy VIIb, which, according to Blegen, " The reconstruction does not appear to have been opposed by the palaces, such as at Pylos, which were still standing.

The return to a simpler pottery causes Korfmann to hypothesize a "humble folk" investment of the ruins. Apparently, the city of the "humble Trojans" could not maintain itself, but was overrun or replaced.

Luwian speakers would not have been as far away as the northern Black Sea. A mixed culture was certainly possible. Priam's wife, Hecuba, had been a Phrygian.

The city was burned one last time, an event contemporaneous with the general destruction of the Mycenaean palaces. This would be the ethnical end of the Trojans at Troy by abandonment, but Blegen has a final suggestion.

After the abandonment of the city, the ware appears in the highlands, leading Blegen to conjecture that the Trojans gradually withdrew in that direction.

The more recent excavations turned up additional information. In the lower city was pottery from the early and middle Proto-geometric period , characteristic of the Dark Age.

For its first few centuries, Ilion was a modest settlement. While many scholars believe that the people who resettled Troy after B.

In , research published by a team of scholars in the Oxford Journal of Archaeology revealed that the amphora at Troy that was thought to have been imported from Greece was actually locally made and that much of the other pottery found at Troy after 1, B.

This led the team to suggest that many of the people who reoccupied Troy may not have been Greek colonists but rather people who already lived in the area.

Xerxes, the Persian king on his way to conquer Greece, stopped to pay homage to Troy and, most notably, Alexander the Great would do the same in the fourth century B.

When "Alexander went up there after his victory at the Granicus River he adorned the temple with votive offerings, gave the village the title of city, and ordered those in charge to improve it with buildings, and that he adjudged it free and exempt from tribute; and that later, after the overthrow of the Persians, he sent down a kindly letter to the place, promising to make a great city of it Jones, through Perseus Digital Library.

Troy's special status would continue into the period of Roman rule. The Romans believed that Aeneas, one of Troy's heroes, was an ancestor of Romulus and Remus, Rome's legendary founders.

The city's inhabitants took advantage of this mythology, with it becoming a "popular destination for pilgrims and tourists," Bryce writes.

He notes that in this phase of Troy's existence, when it became a popular tourism location, the city became larger than at any time before, including when the Trojan War was said to have taken place.

However, as the Middle Ages took hold, Troy fell into decline. By the 13th century, the city had been reduced to that of a modest farming community.

Recent DNA research revealed the story of a woman who died years ago of an infection that occurred while she was pregnant.

A new museum is being constructed at Troy and the Turkish government has put forward repatriation requests for artifacts that were illegally removed from Troy in the 20th century to be returned to Turkey.

A collection of gold jewelry in the Penn Museum that research reveals was taken from Troy in the 20th century has been returned to Turkey after lengthy negotiations, said C.

Brian Rose, a professor of archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, in an article published in in the Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies.

The big question researchers face is, was there ever a Trojan War? If there was, then is this really Troy? Unfortunately, the only written remains found at Troy, that date before the eighth-century B.

Greek occupation, is a seal written in a language called Luwian, the seal being perhaps brought to Troy from elsewhere in Turkey.

Scholars have noted that the topography of Troy as told in the legend does seem to generally match that of the real-life city and, as noted earlier, people as far back as Homer's time also believed this to be Troy.

Yet the archaeological remains still pose problems. Troy at the time of the Trojan War was apparently destroyed by earthquakes and later on may have received people from southeastern Europe rather than Greece.

These issues leave researchers with a mystery. Korfmann, the modern-day excavator of Hisarlik, believes the story of the Trojan War contains some truth.

Live Science. The outraged Furies were placated by being given a permanent place in Athens and a certain authority in the judicial process. They were then renamed the Eumenides The Kindly Ones.

Orestes was later tried for the same matricide in Argos, at the insistence of Tyndareus, Clytaemnestra's father. Orestes and Electra were both sentenced to death by stoning.

Orestes escaped by capturing Helen and using her as a hostage. Neoptolemus, the only son of Achilles, married Hermione, the only daughter of Helen and Menelaus.

Neoptolemus also took as a wife the widow of Hector, Andromache. There was considerable jealously between the two women.

Orestes had wished to marry Hermione; by a strategy he arranged it so that the people of Delphi killed Neoptolemus. Then he carried off Hermione and married her.

Menelaus tried to kill the son of Neoptolemus, Molossus, and Andromache, but Peleus, Achilles's father, rescued them. Andromache later married Helenus.

Orestes's friend Pylades married Electra, Orestes sister. Aeneas, the son of Anchises and the goddess Aphrodite and one of the important Trojan leaders in the Trojan War, fled from the city while the Greeks were destroying it, carrying his father, Anchises, his son Ascanius, and his ancestral family gods with him.

Aeneas wandered all over the Mediterranean. On his journey to Carthage, he had an affair with Dido, Queen of Carthage.

He abandoned her without warning, in accordance with his mission to found another city. Dido committed suicide in grief. Aeneas reached Italy and there fought a war against Turnus, the leader of the local Rutulian people.

He did not found Rome but Lavinium, the main centre of the Latin league, from which the people of Rome sprang. Aeneas thus links the royal house of Troy with the Roman republic.

No story in our culture, with the possible exception of the Old Testament and the story of Jesus Christ, has inspired writers and painters over the centuries more than the Trojan War.

It was the fundamental narrative in Greek education especially in the version passed down by Homer, which covers only a small part of the total narrative , and all the tragedians whose works survive wrote plays upon various aspects of it, and these treatments, in turn, helped to add variations to the traditional story.

No one authoritative work defines all the details of the story outlined above. Unlike the Old Testament narratives, which over time became codified in a single authoritative version, the story of the Trojan War exists as a large collection of different versions of the same events or parts of them.

The war has been interpreted as a heroic tragedy, as a fanciful romance, as a satire against warfare, as a love story, as a passionately anti-war tale, and so on.

Just as there is no single version which defines the "correct" sequence of events, so there is no single interpretative slant on how one should understand the war.

Homer's poems enjoyed a unique authority, but they tell only a small part of the total story. The following notes indicate only a few of the plays, novels, and poems which have drawn on and helped to shape this ancient story.

The most famous Greek literary stories of the war are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey , our first two epic poems, composed for oral recitation probably in the eighth century before Christ.

The theme of the Iliad is the wrath of Achilles at the action of Agamemnon, and the epic follows the story of Achilles' withdrawal from the war and his subsequent return see paragraphs 11, 12, 13, and 14 above.

The Odyssey tells the story of the return of Odysseus from the war see 20 above. A major reason for the extraordinary popularity and fecundity of the story of the Trojan War is the unquestioned quality and authority of these two great poems, even though they tell only a small part of the total narrative and were for a long time unavailable in Western Europe after they were lost to the West, they did not appear until the fifteenth century.

The Iliad was the inspiration for the archaeological work of Schliemann in the nineteenth century, a search which resulted in the discovery of the site of Troy at Hissarlik, in modern Turkey.

The Greek tragedians, we know from the extant plays and many fragments, found in the story of the Trojan War their favorite material, focusing especially on the events after the fall of the city.

Sophocles also wrote Philoctetes see 16 and Ajax see 15 on events in the Trojan War. Greek philosophers and historians used the Trojan War as a common example to demonstrate their own understanding of human conduct.

So Herodotus and Thucydides, in defining their approach to the historical past, both offer an analysis of the origins of the war. Plato's Republic uses many parts of Homer's epics to establish important points about political wisdom often citing Homer as a negative example.

Alexander the Great carried a copy of the Iliad around with him in a special royal casket which he had captured from Darius, King of the Persians.

The Romans also adopted the story. Their most famous epic, Virgil's Aeneid , tells the story of Aeneas see And in the middle ages, the Renaissance, and right up to the present day, writers have retold parts of the ancient story.

Ulysses and Diomedes appear in Dante's Inferno. Of particular note are Chaucer's and Shakespeare's treatments of the story of Troilus and Cressida.

In addition, the story has formed the basis for operas and ballets, and the story of Odysseus has been made into a mini-series for television.

This tradition is a complicated one, however, because many writers, especially in Medieval times, had no direct knowledge of the Greek sources and re-interpreted the details in very non-Greek ways e.

Homer's text, for example, was generally unknown in Western Europe until the late fifteenth century. For the past two hundred years there has been a steady increase in the popularity of Homer's poems and other works dealing with parts of the legend translated into English.

Thus, in addition to the various modern adaptations of parts of the total legend of the Trojan war e. The Royal House of Atreus.

The most famous or notorious human family in Western literature is the House of Atreus, the royal family of Mycenae. To follow the brief outline below, consult the simplified family tree in p.

Note that different versions of the story offer modifications of the family tree. The family of Atreus suffered from an ancestral crime, variously described.

Most commonly Tantalus, son of Zeus and Pluto, stole the food of the gods. In another version he kills his son Pelops and feeds the flesh to the gods who later, when they discover what they have eaten, bring Pelops back to life.

Having eaten the food of the gods, Tantalus is immortal and so cannot be killed. In Homer's Odyssey , Tantalus is punished everlastingly in the underworld.

The family curse originates with Pelops, who won his wife Hippodamia in a chariot race by cheating and betraying and killing his co-conspirator who, as he was drowning, cursed the family of Pelops.

The curse blighted the next generation: the brothers Atreus and Thyestes quarrelled. Atreus killed Thyestes's sons and served them to their father at a reconciliation banquet.

To obtain revenge, Thyestes fathered a son on his surviving child, his daughter Pelopia. This child was Aegisthus, whose task it was to avenge the murder of his brothers.

When Agamemnon set off for Troy sacrificing his daughter Iphigeneia so that the fleet could sail from Aulis , Aegisthus seduced Clytaemnestra and established himself as a power in Argos.

When Agamemnon returned, Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus killed him and his captive Cassandra --Aegisthus in revenge for his brothers, Clytaemnestra in revenge for the sacrifice of Iphigeneia.

Orestes at the time was away, and Electra had been disgraced. Orestes returned to Argos to avenge his father. With the help of a friend, Pylades, and his sister Electra, he succeeded by killing his mother, Clytaemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus.

After many adventures depending upon the narrative he finally received absolution for the matricide, and the curse was over.

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Her beauty was famous throughout the world. Her father Tyndareus would not agree to any man's marrying her, until all the Greeks warrior leaders made a promise that they would collectively avenge any insult to her.

When the leaders made such an oath, Helen then married Menelaus, King of Sparta. Her twin non-divine sister Klytaimnestra Clytaemnestra , born at the same time as Helen but not a daughter of Zeus, married Agamemnon, King of Argos, and brother of Menelaus.

Agamemnon was the most powerful leader in Hellas Greece. Paris, back in the royal family at Troy, made a journey to Sparta as a Trojan ambassador, at a time when Menelaus was away.

Paris and Helen fell in love and left Sparta together, taking with them a vast amount of the city's treasure and returning to Troy via Cranae, an island off Attica, Sidon, and Egypt, among other places.

The Spartans set off in pursuit but could not catch the lovers. When the Spartans learned that Helen and Paris were back in Troy, they sent a delegation Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and Menelaus, the injured husband to Troy demanding the return of Helen and the treasure.

When the Trojans refused, the Spartans appealed to the oath which Tyndareus had forced them all to take see 5 above , and the Greeks assembled an army to invade Troy, asking all the allies to meet in preparation for embarkation at Aulis.

Some stories claimed that the real Helen never went to Troy, for she was carried off to Egypt by the god Hermes, and Paris took her double to Troy.

Achilles, the son of Peleus and Thetis, was educated as a young man by Chiron, the centaur half man and half horse.

One of the conditions of Achilles's parents' marriage the union of a mortal with a divine sea nymph was that the son born to them would die in war and bring great sadness to his mother.

To protect him from death in battle his mother bathed the infant in the waters of the river Styx, which conferred invulnerability to any weapon.

And when the Greeks began to assemble an army, Achilles's parents hid him at Scyros disguised as a girl. While there he met Deidameia, and they had a son Neoptolemos also called Pyrrhus.

Calchas, the prophet with the Greek army, told Agamemnon and the other leaders that they could not conquer Troy without Achilles.

Odysseus found Achilles by tricking him; Odysseus placed a weapon out in front of the girls of Scyros, and Achilles reached for it, thus revealing his identity.

Menoitios, a royal counsellor, sent his son Patroclus to accompany Achilles on the expedition as his friend and advisor.

The Greek fleet of one thousand ships assembled at Aulis. Agamemnon, who led the largest contingent, was the commander-in-chief.

The army was delayed for a long time by contrary winds, and the future of the expedition was threatened as the forces lay idle. Agamemnon had offended the goddess Artemis by an impious boast, and Artemis had sent the winds.

Finally, in desperation to appease the goddess, Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia. Her father lured her to Aulis on the pretext that she was to be married to Achilles whose earlier marriage was not known , but then he sacrificed her on the high altar.

One version of her story claims that Artemis saved her at the last minute and carried her off to Tauris where she became a priestess of Artemis in charge of human sacrifices.

While there, she later saved Orestes and Pylades. In any case, after the sacrifice Artemis changed the winds, and the fleet sailed for Troy.

On the way to Troy, Philoctetes, the son of Poeas and leader of the seven ships from Methone, suffered a snake bite when the Greeks landed at Tenedos to make a sacrifice.

His pain was so great and his wound so unpleasant especially the smell that the Greek army abandoned him against his will on the island.

The Greek army landed on the beaches before Troy. The first man ashore, Protesilaus, was killed by Hector, son of Priam and leader of the Trojan army.

The Greeks sent another embassy to Troy, seeking to recover Helen and the treasure. When the Trojans denied them, the Greek army settled down into a siege which lasted many years.

In the tenth year of the war where the narrative of the Iliad begins , Agamemnon insulted Apollo by taking as a slave-hostage the girl Chryseis, the daughter of Chryses, a prophet of Apollo, and refusing to return her when her father offered compensation.

In revenge, Apollo sent nine days of plague down upon the Greek army. Achilles called an assembly to determine what the Greeks should do.

In that assembly, he and Agamemnon quarrelled bitterly, Agamemnon confiscated from Achilles his slave girl Briseis, and Achilles, in a rage, withdrew himself and his forces the Myrmidons from any further participation in the war.

He asked his mother, Thetis, the divine sea nymph, to intercede on his behalf with Zeus to give the Trojans help in battle, so that the Greek forces would recognize how foolish Agamemnon had been to offend the best soldier under his command.

Thetis made the request of Zeus, reminding him of a favour she had once done for him, warning him about a revolt against his authority, and he agreed.

During the course of the war, numerous incidents took place, and many died on both sides. Paris and Menelaus fought a duel, and Aphrodite saved Paris just as Menelaus was about to kill him.

Achilles, the greatest of the Greek warriors, slew Cycnus, Troilus, and many others. He also, according to various stories, was a lover of Patroclus, Troilus, Polyxena, daughter of Priam, Helen, and Medea.

Odysseus and Diomedes slaughtered thirteen Thracians Trojan allies and stole the horses of King Rhesus in a night raid. Telamonian Ajax the Greater Ajax and Hector fought a duel with no decisive result.

A common soldier, Thersites, challenged the authority of Agamemnon and demanded that the soldiers abandon the expedition. Odysseus beat Thersites into obedience.

In the absence of Achilles and following Zeus's promise to Thetis see 11 , Hector enjoyed great success against the Greeks, breaking through their defensive ramparts on the beach and setting the ships on fire.

While Hector was enjoying his successes against the Greeks, the latter sent an embassy to Achilles, requesting him to return to battle.

Agamemnon offered many rewards in compensation for his initial insult see Achilles refused the offer but did say that he would reconsider if Hector ever reached the Greek ships.

When Hector did so, Achilles's friend Patroclus see 7 begged to be allowed to return to the fight. Achilles gave him permission, advising Patroclus not to attack the city of Troy itself.

He also gave Patroclus his own suit of armour, so that the Trojans might think that Achilles had returned to the war. Patroclus resumed the fight, enjoyed some dazzling success killing one of the leaders of the Trojan allies, Sarpedon from Lykia , but he was finally killed by Hector, with the help of Apollo.

In his grief over the death of his friend Patroclus, Achilles decided to return to the battle. Since he had no armour Hector had stripped the body of Patroclus and had put on the armour of Achilles , Thetis asked the divine artisan Hephaestus, the crippled god of the forge, to prepare some divine armour for her son.

Hephaestus did so, Thetis gave the armour to Achilles, and he returned to the war. After slaughtering many Trojans, Achilles finally cornered Hector alone outside the walls of Troy.

Hector chose to stand and fight rather than to retreat into the city, and he was killed by Achilles, who then mutilated the corpse, tied it to his chariot, and dragged it away.

Achilles built a huge funeral pyre for Patroclus, killed Trojan soldiers as sacrifices, and organized the funeral games in honour of his dead comrade.

Priam travelled to the Greek camp to plead for the return of Hector's body, and Achilles relented and returned it to Priam in exchange for a ransom.

In the tenth year of the war the Amazons, led by Queen Penthesilea, joined the Trojan forces. She was killed in battle by Achilles, as was King Memnon of Ethiopa, who had also recently reinforced the Trojans.

Achilles's career as the greatest warrior came to an end when Paris, with the help of Apollo, killed him with an arrow which pierced him in the heel, the one vulnerable spot, which the waters of the River Styx had not touched because his mother had held him by the foot see 7 when she had dipped the infant Achilles in the river.

Telamonian Ajax, the second greatest Greek warrior after Achilles, fought valiantly in defense of Achilles's corpse.

After the death of Achilles, Odysseus and Telamonian Ajax fought over who should get the divine armour of the dead hero. When Ajax lost the contest, he went mad and committed suicide.

In some versions, the Greek leaders themselves vote and decide to award the armour to Odysseus. The Greeks captured Helenus, a son of Priam, and one of the chief prophets in Troy.

Helenus revealed to the Greeks that they could not capture Troy without the help of Philoctetes, who owned the bow and arrows of Hercules and whom the Greeks had abandoned on Tenedos see 9 above.

Odysseus and Neoptolemus the son of Achilles set out to persuade Philoctetes, who was angry at the Greeks for leaving him alone on the island, to return to the war, and by trickery they succeeded.

Philoctetes killed Paris with an arrow shot from the bow of Hercules. Odysseus and Diomedes ventured into Troy at night, in disguise, and stole the Palladium, the sacred statue of Athena, which was supposed to give the Trojans the strength to continue the war.

The city, however, did not fall. Finally the Greeks devised the strategy of the wooden horse filled with armed soldiers.

It was built by Epeius and left in front of Troy. The Greek army then withdrew to Tenedos an island off the coast , as if abandoning the war.

Odysseus went into Troy disguised, and Helen recognized him. But he was sent away by Hecuba, the wife of Priam, after Helen told her.

The Greek soldier Sinon stayed behind when the army withdrew and pretended to the Trojans that he had deserted from the Greek army because he had information about a murder Odysseus had committed.

He told the Trojans that the horse was an offering to Athena and that the Greeks had built it to be so large that the Trojans could not bring it into their city.

The Trojan Laocoon warned the Trojans not to believe Sinon "I fear the Greeks even when they bear gifts" ; in the midst of his warnings a huge sea monster came from the surf and killed Laocoon and his sons.

The Trojans determined to get the Trojan Horse into their city. They tore down a part of the wall, dragged the horse inside, and celebrated their apparent victory.

At night, when the Trojans had fallen asleep, the Greek soldiers hidden in the horse came out, opened the gates, and gave the signal to the main army which had been hiding behind Tenedos.

The city was totally destroyed. King Priam was slaughtered at the altar by Achilles's son Neoptolemos. Hector's infant son, Astyanax, was thrown off the battlements.

Helen was returned to Menelaus. The gods regarded the sacking of Troy and especially the treatment of the temples as a sacrilege, and they punished many of the Greek leaders.

The fleet was almost destroyed by a storm on the journey back. Menelaus's ships sailed all over the sea for seven years—to Egypt where, in some versions, he recovered his real wife in the court of King Proteus—see 6 above.

Agamemnon returned to Argos, where he was murdered by his wife Clytaemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus. Cassandra, whom Agamemnon had claimed as a concubine after the destruction of Troy, was also killed by Clytaemnestra.

Aegisthus was seeking revenge for what the father of Agamemnon Atreus had done to his brother Aegisthus' father Thyestes. Atreus had given a feast for Thyestes in which he fed to him the cooked flesh of his own children see the family tree of the House of Atreus given below.

Clytaemnestra claimed that she was seeking revenge for the sacrifice of her daughter Iphigeneia see 8 above. Odysseus called by the Romans Ulysses wandered over the sea for many years before reaching home.

He started with a number of ships, but in a series of misfortunes, lasting ten years because of the enmity of Poseidon, the god of the sea, he lost all his men before returning to Ithaca alone.

His adventures took him from Troy to Ismareos land of the Cicones ; to the land of the Lotos Eaters, the island of the cyclops Poseidon, the god of the sea, became Odysseus's enemy when Odysseus put out the eye of Polyphemus, the cannibal cyclops, who was a son of Poseidon ; to the cave of Aeolos god of the winds , to the land of the Laestrygonians, to the islands of Circe and Calypso, to the underworld where he talked to the ghost of Achilles ; to the land of the Sirens, past the monster Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis, to the pastures of the cattle of Helios, the sun god, to Phaiacia.

Back in Ithaca in disguise, with the help of his son Telemachus and some loyal servants, he killed the young princes who had been trying to persuade his wife, Penelope, to marry one of them and who had been wasting the treasure of the palace and trying to kill Telemachus.

Odysseus proved who he was by being able to string the famous bow of Odysseus, a feat which no other man could manage, and by describing for Penelope the secret of their marriage bed, that Odysseus had built it around an old olive tree.

After the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytaemnestra see 19 above , his son Orestes returned with a friend Pylades to avenge his father.

With the help of his sister Electra who had been very badly treated by her mother, left either unmarried or married to a poor farmer so that she would have no royal children , Orestes killed his mother and Aegisthus.

Lander dedicated himself to the consular service, leaving the details of the estate and its reponsibilites to Frederick.

The family grew wealthy on the fees paid by the ships they serviced. When Frank arrived in [28] with his sister he had nothing much to do. By this time the family had a new library.

Using its books Frank explored the Troad. The women in the family took a supportive role as well. Lander died in of a fever endemic to the region, leaving Frederick as executor of the will and head of the family.

In he assumed his uncle's consular position. He was also an agent of Lloyd's of London , which insured ship cargos. Despite Frank's youth he began to play an important role in the family consular business, especially when Frederick was away.

They had other ambitions: James William Whittall, British consul in Smyrna, was spreading his doctrine of the "Trojan Colonization Society," never more than an idea which was influential on the Calverts, whom he visited.

In Frederick invested the profits of the family business in two large tracts in the Troad, amounting to many thousands of acres.

The area was a target for Greek immigration. Frederick also bought a farm he intended to work, the Batak Farm named for the Batak wetlands , later changed by Frank to Thymbra Farm, because he believed it was the site of Homeric Thymbra, after which the Thymbra Gate of Homeric Troy had been named.

The farm was the last of the village. It harvested and marketed the cups and acorns of Quercus macrolepis , the Valonia Oak, from which valonia, a compound used in dyeing and tanning, is extracted.

The farm also raised cotton and wheat and bred horses. Frederick introduced the English plough and drained the wetlands. The farm eventually became famous as a way station for archaeologists and the home of the Calvert collection of antiquities, which Frank kept locked in a hidden room.

The main house, featuring multiple guest bedrooms, was situated on a low ridge in a compound with several outbuildings.

It was more of a manor, operated by farm workers and domestic servants. Two Turkish houses were said to have been put together, but Turkish houses were required to be of wood.

This one was of massive stone, which was permitted to foreigners, and was placed partly on fill jetting into the straits.

It probably was the length of two Turkish houses. It remained the major building of the town until it was removed in , due to earlier earthquake damage.

The last of the Calvert descendants still in the region had ceded it to the town in The Town Hall was then built on the site.

The mansion's extensive gardens became a public park. The entire family of the times took up permanent residence in the mansion, which was never finished.

It was almost always occupied by visitors and social events. The Calverts began a tour-guide business, conducting visitors throughout the Troad.

Frank was the chief guide. The women held musicales and sang in the salons. The house attracted a stream of distinguished visitors, each with a theory about the location of Troy.

Frederick, however, was not there for the opening of the house. After a fall from a horse in , complications forced him to seek medical care in London for 18 months, [39] the first of a series of disasters.

He was back by The Crimean War began in October and lasted through February Russia had arbitrarily occupied the Danube frontier of the Ottoman Empire including the Crimea , and Britain and France were providing military assistance to the Ottomans.

The rear of the conflict was Istanbul and the Dardanelles. Britain relied heavily on the Levantine families for interfacing, intelligence, and guidance.

Edmund Calvert was a British agent, but this was not Frederick's calling. Not long after his return the initial British expeditionary force of 10, men was held up in ships in the straits, with no place to bivouac, no supplies, and a commissariat of four non-Turkish speakers.

The British Army had reached a low point of efficiency since Wellington. A Supply Corps as such did not exist. The immediate needs of the soldiers were supplied by the Commissariat Department , responsible to the Treasury.

They had no idea beforehand what the army needed, or what it had, or where it was located. All the needs were given to contractors, who usually required money in advance.

They were allowed to borrow from recommended banks. The Commissariat then paid the banks, but should it fail to do so, the debts were still incumbent on the debtors.

Contractors were allowed to charge a percentage for their services, and also to include a percentage given to their suppliers as enticement.

The Commissariat could thus build entire impromptu supply departments on the basis of immediate need, which is what Frederick did for them.

The logistics problems were of the same type customarily undertaken by the consular staff, but of larger scale. Frederick was able to perform critical services for the army.

Within several days he had all the men billeted ashore and had developed an organization of local suppliers on short notice.

He secured their immediate attention by offering higher interest rates, to which the Commissary did not then object. He was so successful that he was given the problem of transporting men and supplies to the front.

He also advised the Medical Department in their choice of a site near Erenköy for a military hospital, named Renkioi Hospital.

The army, arriving at Gallipoli in April , did well at first, thanks to the efforts of Frederick Calvert and his peers.

Frederick was waiting for the fleet in Gallipoli. The Commissary seemed to have no understanding of military schedules.

Needed supplies were not getting to their destinations for a number of reasons: perishables were spoiled through delay, cargos were lost or abandoned because there was no tracking system, or cut because a commissary speculated that they should be, etc.

Frederick attempted to carry on by using his own resources in the expectation of collecting the money later by due process.

By the end of the war his bill to the Commissary would be several thousand pounds. He had had to mortgage family properties in the Troad.

By June it was obvious to Parliament that the cabinet position of Secretary of State for War and the Colonies was beyond the ability of only one minister.

He was divested of his colonial duties, leaving him as Secretary of State for War , [48] but the Commissary was still not in his domain.

In August, Frederick purchased the winter feed for the animals and left it on the dock at Salonica. Filder had adopted a policy of purchasing hay from London and having it pressed for land transport, even though chopped hay was readily available at a much cheaper price around the Dardanelles.

By the time they were ready for the hay, most of it had spoiled, so they did not accept any of it. The winter was especially severe. The animals starved, and without transport, so did the men, trying to make do without food, clothing, shelter or medical supplies.

A scandal ensued; Prince Albert wrote to the Prime Minister. The folly of an army dying because not allowed to help itself while its Commissariat was not efficient enough to move even the minimum of supplies became manifest to the whole nation.

In December Parliament placed the Commissariat under the army and opened an investigation. The army found that it could not after all dispense with the Treasury or its system of payment.

The first investigation went before Parliament in April, Anticipating this result, the new government started a secret investigation of its own under J.

McNeill , a civilian physician, and a milItary officer, Colonel A. Tulloch , which it outed in April after the acquittal. The new investigation lasted until January, , and had nothing favorable to say.

Losses higher than any battle could produce, and higher than those of any of the allies, were not to be dismissed as accidental. He had plenty of alternatives, Tulloch asserted, which he might have been expected to take.

Chopped hay and cattle were readily and cheaply available in the Constantinople region. Filder had some cattle transports at his command in October.

Once the supplies had been transported to the Crimea, they could have been carried inland by the troops themselves.

Filder was retired by the medical board because of age and sent home. Meanwhile the Commissary had introduced the word " profiteering " in a effort to cast the blame from itself.

The decisions had been made by greedy contractors charging high interest rates, who had introduced delays to push the price up.

John William Smith recanted what he had said about Frederick, now claiming that Frederick had put private interests before the public, without clarifying what he meant.

The insinuation was enough to brand him as a profiteer. The entire Commissariat took it up as a theme, the banks refusing to honor contractor claims.

Restrictions on loans tightened; cash flow problems developed. The inflated economy of the Troad began to collapse.

The report was released in January. By then most contractors were in bankruptcy. British troops went home at the end of the war in February, having turned the Turkish merchants in the Troad against the English.

The cost of living remained high. Frederick was no longer trusted as a consular agent and had trouble finding work. His friend, John Brunton, head of the military hospital near Erenköy, was ordered to dismantle and sell the facility.

He suggested that Brunton sell the medical supplies to him as surplus at a discount, so that he could recoup some of his estate by reselling them.

Turning on him, as Smith had done, Brunton denounced him publicly. Due to difficulty in proving their case, it went on for months, being finally transferred to London, [61] where Frederick joined it in February, In he served a prison term of ten weeks on one debt.

Subsequently the Foreign Office stepped in to manage his appeal. The military had not understood how the interest system worked. He won his case before Parliament, with commendation and thanks, and payment of the several thousand plus backpay and interest, arriving home 2.

The perpetrators of the fraud, originally the witnesses of the fire, named Frederick as their ringleader.

The trial was not a proper one, and Frederick was convicted on technicalities. He protested that he was the victim of an Ottoman frame-up, and was supported in that plea by his brother, Frank.

There were a number of circumstances that remain historically unexplained. Modern historians who think he was guilty characterize him as a charismatic profiteer of shady ethics, while those who think he was innocent point to his patriotic motives in helping the British Army to the detriment of his own estate and his acquittal by Parliament.

Having returned from London in October, , with enough money to restore the family estate, Frederick now turned his attention to the family avocation, archaeology, rejecting a lucrative job offer as a Consul in Syria.

By this time he was also a skilled and respected archaeologist. He spent all of his spare time investigating and excavating the numerous habitation and burial sites of the Troad.

He was an invaluable consultant to specialists in many areas from plants to coins. Frederick joined him in this life by choice.

In Frederick married Eveline, an heiress of the wealthy Abbotts, owners of some mines in Turkey. They had at least five known children.

Frederick set him up in a few different businesses, the last being Abbott Brothers, dealers in firewood. His son, however, William George Abbott, a junior partner of Frederick in the consular business, remained in the Dardanelles to handle business there as acting consul.

He claimed to be a broker marketing the oil produced by certain pashas and now wished to sell it in Britain. Frederick requested William in London to borrow money as Abbot Brothers to finance the premiums.

It isn't clear whether Abbott was to sell it, and if so, in whose name. The cargo, being insured by him, was consigned to him. Frederick was to have inspected it before issuing the clearance, but he did not.

When it had not arrived months later the creditors for the premiums requested their money. Frederick submitted a claim through Abbott for a total loss.

He suggested Greek pirates and collaboration of the crew as causes, implicating Hussein Aga, who had not been seen since then. Frederick forwarded to Abbott in London four affidavits from British consular agents on Tenedos and Samos of visual sightings of the ship.

Conspicuously absent were any Turkish documents that should have been examined before permission to sail was granted.

Simultaneously Frederick, conducting his own investigation, reached a similar conclusion. He had been duped by a person pretending to be a fictional Hussein Aga.

The witnesses produced a confession, naming Frederick as mastermind of the scheme. The Salvage Association turned the matter over to the Foreign Office.

Tolmides, consular agent at Tenedos, admitted to signing the affidavits. His defense was that he had given Frederick blank signed forms.

The Foreign Office issued a public statement questioning Frederick's credibility. He requested permission to leave his post to travel to London to defend himself.

Permission was denied. On April 30 he issued a statement that he had been set up and was being framed by an unknown agent, for whom he was conducting an unsuccessful search at Smyrna.

He found some support in the British ambassador, Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer , a liberal and a freemason , who accepted him as credible, and noted the hostility of Turkish officialdom against him.

However, unless Frederick could produce some evidence of the conspiracy, he affirmed, he would officially have to side with the insurance company.

The matter became international. The Ottoman Porte complained. The Prince of Wales scheduled a visit. Fredrick was going to be brought before a consular court, an agency with a reputation for corruption; in particular, bribability.

Due to the publicity skills of Heinrich Schliemann and the public discreditation of Frederick as a convicted felon, the contributions mainly of Frank to the excavation of Troy remained unknown and unappreciated until the end of the 20th century, when the Calverts became an object of special study.

A number of misunderstandings still cling to them. One is that Schliemann discovered Troy on land he had the foresight to purchase from the Calverts.

To the contrary, it was Frank who convinced Frederick to purchase Hissarlik as the probable site of Troy, and Frank who convinced Schliemann that it was there, and to partner with him in its excavation.

Frank was often a sharp critic. Frank is sometimes called "self-taught. He did not attend university, but there would have been no point, as archaeology was not yet taught there.

Frank was the first modern 19th century to excavate in the Troad. In , Frank Calvert , the brother of the United States' consular agent in the region, made extensive surveys and published in scholarly journals his identification of the hill of New Ilium which was on farmland owned by his family on the same site.

The British diplomat, considered a pioneer for the contributions he made to the archaeology of Troy, spent more than 60 years in the Troad modern day Biga peninsula, Turkey conducting field work.

In , German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann visited Calvert and secured permission to excavate Hisarlik. He sincerely believed that the literary events of the works of Homer could be verified archaeologically.

A divorced man in his 40s who had acquired some wealth as a merchant in Russia, he decided to use the wealth to follow his boyhood interest in finding and verifying the city of Troy.

Leaving his former life behind, he advertised for a wife whose skills and interest were on a par with his own, Sophia.

She was 17 at the time but together they excavated Troy, sparing no expense. Heinrich began by excavating a trench across the mound of Hisarlik to the depth of the settlements, today called "Schliemann's Trench.

He declared one of these cities—at first Troy I, later Troy II—to be the city of Troy, and this identification was widely accepted at that time.

Subsequent archaeologists at the site were to revise the date upward; nevertheless, the main identification of Troy as the city of the Iliad , and the scheme of the layers, have been kept.

Some of Schliemann's portable finds at Hisarlik have become known as Priam's Treasure , such as the jewelry photographed displayed on Sophia.

The artifacts were acquired from him by the Berlin museums. As Sophia matured she became an invaluable assistant to Schliemann, whom he employed especially in social situations requiring the use of modern Greek.

After his death she became caretaker of his funds and publications, continuing to advocate for his beliefs. She was a respected socialite in Athens.

Wilhelm Dörpfeld —94 joined the excavation at the request of Schliemann. After Schliemann left, he inherited the management of it.

His chief contribution was the detailing of Troy VI. He published his findings separately. Carl Blegen , professor at the University of Cincinnati , managed the site — These archaeologists, though following Schliemann's lead, added a professional approach not available to Schliemann.

He showed that there were at least nine cities. In his research, Blegen came to a conclusion that Troy's nine levels could be further divided into forty-six sublevels, [69] which he published in his main report.

Possible evidence of a battle was found in the form of bronze arrowheads and fire-damaged human remains buried in layers dated to the early 12th century BC.

The question of Troy's status in the Bronze-Age world has been the subject of a sometimes acerbic debate between Korfmann and the Tübingen historian Frank Kolb in — Korfmann proposed that the location of the city close to the Dardanelles indicated a commercially oriented city that would have been at the center of a vibrant trade between the Black Sea, Aegean, Anatolian and Eastern Mediterranean regions.

Kolb disputed this thesis, calling it "unfounded" in a paper. He argues that archaeological evidence shows that economic trade during the Late Bronze Age was quite limited in the Aegean region compared with later periods in antiquity.

On the other hand, the Eastern Mediterranean economy was more active during this time, allowing for commercial cities to develop only in the Levant.

Kolb also noted the lack of evidence for trade with the Hittite Empire. In August , following a magnetic imaging survey of the fields below the fort, a deep ditch was located and excavated among the ruins of a later Greek and Roman city.

Remains found in the ditch were dated to the late Bronze Age, the alleged time of Homeric Troy. Among these remains are arrowheads and charred remains.

In the olive groves surrounding the citadel, there are portions of land that were difficult to plow, suggesting that there are undiscovered portions of the city lying there.

Helmut Becker utilized magnetometry in the area surrounding Hisarlik. He was conducting an excavation in to locate outer walls of the ancient city.

Becker used a caesium magnetometer. In his and his team's search, they discovered a "'burnt mudbrick wall' about metres south of the Troy VI fortress wall.

This discovery of an outer wall away from the tell proves that Troy could have housed many more inhabitants than Schliemann originally thought.

In summer , the excavations continued under the direction of Korfmann's colleague Ernst Pernicka, with a new digging permit.

In , an international team made up of cross-disciplinary experts led by William Aylward, an archaeologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was to carry out new excavations.

This will be the first Turkish team to excavate and is planned as a month excavation led by associate professor Rüstem Aslan. In a Term Development Revision Plan was applied to the park.

Its intent was to develop the park into a major tourist site. These latter were concentrated in the village of Tevfikiye, which shares Troy Ridge with Troy.

Public access to the ancient site is along the road from the vicinity of the museum in Tevfikiye to the east side of Hisarlik.

Some parking is available. Typically visitors come by bus, which disembarks its passengers into a large plaza ornamented with flowers and trees and some objects from the excavation.

In its square is a large wooden horse monument, with a ladder and internal chambers for use of the public.

Bordering the square is the gate to the site. The public passes through turnstiles. Admission is usually not free.

Within the site, the visitors tour the features on dirt roads or for access to more precipitous features on railed boardwalks.

There are many overlooks with multilingual boards explaining the feature. Most are outdoors, but a permanent canopy covers the site of an early megaron and wall.

This means that it must be historically, culturally, or scientifically significant to all peoples of the world in some manner. According to the UNESCO site on Troy, its historical significance was gained because the site displays some of the "first contact between Anatolia and the Mediterranean world".

Many of the structures dating to the Bronze Age and the Roman and Greek periods are still standing at Hisarlik. These give archeological significance to the site as well.

A design contest for the architecture had been won by Yalin Mimarlik in The cube-shaped building with extensive underground galleries holds more than 40, portable artifacts, of which are on display.

Artifacts were moved here from a few other former museums in the region. The range is the entire prehistoric Troad.

Displays are multi-lingual. In many cases the original contexts are reproduced. Some of the most notable artifacts uncovered at Hisarlik are known as Priam's Treasure.

Most of these pieces were crafted from gold and other precious metals. Heinrich Schliemann put this assemblage together from his first excavation site, which he thought to be the remains of Homeric Troy.

He gave them this name after King Priam, who is said in the ancient literature to have ruled during the Trojan War. Literary Troy was characterized by high walls and towers, summarized by the epithet "lofty Ilium.

Schliemann's Troy fits this qualification very well. High walls and towers are in evidence at every hand. Hisarlik, the name of the hill on which Troy is situated, is Turkish for "the fortress.

The walls of Troy, first erected in the Bronze Age between at least and BC, were its main defense, as is true of almost any ancient city of urban size.

Whether Troy Zero featured walls is not yet known. Some of the known walls were placed on virgin soil see the archaeology section below.

The early date of the walls suggests that defense was important and warfare was a looming possibility right from the beginning.

The walls surround the citadel, extending for several hundred meters, and at the time they were built were over 17 feet 5. The second run of excavations, under Korfmann, revealed that the walls of the first run were not the entire suite of walls for the city, and only partially represent the citadel.

It was protected by a ditch surmounted by a wall of mud brick and wood. The stone part of the walls currently in evidence were " The present-day walls of Troy, then, portray little of the ancient city's appearance, any more than bare foundations characterize a building.

What Schliemann actually found as he excavated the hill of Hisarlik somewhat haphazardly were contexts in the soil parallel to the contexts of geologic layers in rock.

Exposed rock displays layers of a similar composition and fossil content within a layer discontinuous with other layers above and below it.

The layer represents an accumulation of detritus over a continuous time, different from the times of the other layers.

Similarly Schliemann found layers of distinctive soil each containing more or less distinctive artifacts differing often markedly from other layers.

He had no ready explanation for the discontinuity between layers, such as "destruction," although this interpretation has sometimes been applied.

Presumably "destruction" is to be interpreted to mean some sort of malicious event perpetrated by humans or a natural disaster, such as an earthquake.

In most cases no such disaster can be proved. On the contrary, the "many layers illustrate the gradual development of civilization in northwestern Asia Minor.

The discontinuities of culture in different layers might be explained in a number of ways. A settlement might have been abandoned for peaceful reasons, or it might have undergone a renovation phase.

These are hypotheses that must be ruled in or ruled out by evidence, or simply be left unruled until evidence should be discovered.

What Schliemann found is that the area now called "the citadel" or "the upper city" was apparently placed on virgin soil. It was protected by fortifications right from the start.

The layering effect was caused in part by the placement of new fortifications and new houses over the old.

Schliemann called these fortified enclosures "cities" rightly or wrongly. In his mind the site was composed of successive cities.

Like everyone else, he speculated whether a new city represented a different population, and what its relationship to the old was.

He numbered the cities I, II, etc. Subsequent archaeologists turned the "cities" into layers rightly or wrongly , named according to the new archaeological naming conventions then being developed.

Until the late 20th century, these layers represented only the layers on the hill of Hisarlik. Archaeologists following Schliemann picked up the trail of his researches adopting the same fundamental assumptions, culminating in the work and writings of Carl Blegen in the midth century.

In a definitive work, Troy and the Trojans , he summarized the layers names and the dates he had adopted for them. There were, however, some persistent criticisms not answered to general satisfaction.

Hisarlik, about the size of a football field, was not large enough to have been the mighty city of history. It was also far inland, yet the general historical tradition suggested it must have been close to the sea.

The issues finally devolved on the necessity for further excavation, which was undertaken by Korfmann starting He concentrated on the Roman city, which was not suspected as being over Bronze Age remains.

A Bronze Age city, at low elevations, was discovered beneath it. As it is unlikely that there were two Troys side by side, the lower city must have been the main seat of residence, to which the upper city served as citadel.

Korfman now referred to the layers of the lower city as associated with the layers of the citadel. The same layering scheme was applicable.

The lower city was many times the size of the citadel, answering the size objection. Meanwhile independent geoarchaeological research conducted by taking ground cores over a wide area of the Troad were demonstrating that, in the time of Troy I, " Troy was founded as an apparently maritime city on the shore of this inlet, which persisted throughout the early layers and was present to a lesser degree, farther away, subsequently.

The harbor at Troy, however, was always small, shallow, and partially blocked by wetlands. It was never a "great harbor" able to collect maritime traffic through the Dardanelles.

Trench flooding has slowed investigation of the lower levels in the lower city. The whole course of archaeological investigation at Troy has resulted in no single chronological table of layers.

Moreover, due to limitations on the accuracy of C 14 dating, the tables remain relative; i. In regions of the Earth where both history and C 14 dating are available, there is often a gap between them, termed by Renfrew a chronological or archaeological "fault line.

The table below concentrates on two systems of dates: Blegen's from Troy and the Trojans , [89] [note 16] , representing the last of the trend from Schliemann to the midth century, and Korfmann's, from Troia in Light of New Research in the early years of the 21st century, after he had had a chance to establish a new trend and new excavations.

Prior to Korfmann's excavations, the nine-layer model was considered comprehensive of all the material at Troy.

Korfmann discovered that the city was not placed on virgin soil, as Schliemann had concluded. There is no reason not to think that, in the areas he tested, Schliemann did find that Troy I was on virgin soil.

He dated it BC to BC, but did not assign a name. The current director of excavation at Troy, Rüstem Aslan, is calling it Troy 0 zero.

Troy 0 has been omitted from the table below, due to the uncertainty of its general status. Troy zero is before this date. The remains of the layer are not very substantial.

Whether the layer is to be counted as part of the preceding Chalcolithic, or whether the dates of the Bronze Age are to be changed, has not been decided through the regular channel of journal articles.

One PhD Thesis complained: " For example, in Korfmann , p. Confusion is to be avoided at all costs. This new and yet unresolved material, including Troy Zero, may, however, be included in the sections and links below reporting on specific layers.

Korfmann also found that Troy IX was not the end of the settlements. Regardless of whether the city was abandoned at AD, a population was back for the Middle Ages, which, for those times, was under the Byzantine Empire.

As with Troy Zero, no conventional scholarly classification has been tested in the journals. The table below therefore omits them.

The sequence of archaeological layering at one site evidences the relative positions of the corresponding periods at that site; however, these layers often have a position relative to periods at other sites.

It is possible to define relative periods over a wide region of sites and for a larger slice of time.

Determining wider correspondences is a major objective of archaeology. The establishment of a "yardstick," or reliable sequence, such as the elusive one mentioned above, is a desirable outcome of archaeological analysis.

The table below states the broader connections under "General Period. The first city on the site was founded in the 3rd millennium BC. During the Bronze Age , the site seems to have been a flourishing mercantile city, since its location allowed for complete control of the Dardanelles , through which every merchant ship from the Aegean Sea heading for the Black Sea had to pass.

Cities to the east of Troy were destroyed, and although Troy was not burned, the next period shows a change of culture indicating a new people had taken over Troy.

Therefore, even in the face of economic troubles, the walls remained as elaborate as before, indicating their focus on defense and protection.

Schliemann and his team unearthed a large feature he dubbed the Scaean Gate, a western gate unlike the three previously found leading to the Pergamos.

Troy VI was a large and significant city, home to at least 5, people with foreign contacts in Anatolia and the Aegean.

These pillars have been interpreted as symbols for the religious cults of the city. Although only few homes could be uncovered, this is due to reconstruction of Troy VIIa over the tops of them.

Researchers have debated the extent to which Troy VI was a major player in Bronze Age international trade. On one hand, hundreds of contemporary shipwrecks have been found off the coast of Turkey.

Goods discovered in these wrecks included copper and tin ingots, bronze tools and weapons, ebony, ivory, ostrich egg shells, jewelry, and pottery from across the Mediterranean.

Evidence for an Anatolian orientation includes pottery styles, architectural designs, and burial practices which was not standard in the Mycenaean world.

Moreover, the only Bronze Age writing found at the site is written in hieroglyphic Luwian. Furthermore, there were cremation burials discovered m south of the citadel wall.

Although the size of this city is unknown due to erosion and regular building activities, there is significant evidence that was uncovered by Blegen in during an excavation of the site.

This evidence included settlements just above bedrock and a ditch thought to be used for defense. Furthermore, the small settlement itself, south of the wall, could have also been used as an obstacle to defend the main city walls and the citadel.

Troy VI was destroyed around BC, probably by an earthquake. Only a single arrowhead was found in this layer, and no remains of bodies.

Archaeologists have interpreted this as a reaction to external threats such as the Mycenaeans. In Homer's description of the city, a section of one side of the wall is said to be weaker than the rest.

The great tower along the walls seemed likely to be the "Great Tower of Ilios". The evidence seemed to indicate that Dörpfeld had stumbled upon Ilios, the city of Homer's epics.

Schliemann himself had conceded that Troy VI was more likely to be the Homeric city, but he never published anything stating so. The archaeologists of Troy concerned themselves mainly with prehistory ; however, not all the archaeology performed there falls into the category of prehistoric archaeology.

Historical archaeology illuminates history. In the LBA records mentioning Troy begin to appear in other cultures. This type of evidence is termed protohistory.

The literary characters and events must be classified as legendary. Prehistoric Troy is also legendary Troy.

The legends are not history or protohistory, as they are not records. It was the question of their historicity that attracted the interest of such archaeologists as Calvert and Schliemann.

After many decades of archaeology, there are still no answers. There is still a "fault line" between history or legend and archaeology. Both Blegen and Korfmann endorse a starting date of about BC.

He estimates the population at 10, Coincidentally this is the very period referenced by Egyptian and Hittite records of Troy.

They hold out some hope of a protohistorical connection. In the s, the Swiss scholar Emil Forrer proposed that the placenames Wilusa and Taruisa found in Hittite texts should be identified with Ilion and Troia, respectively.

These identifications were rejected by many scholars as being improbable or at least unprovable. Dates from the floor deposits obtained by the Uranium-thorium dating method indicate that water was flowing through the tunnels "as early as the third millenium BC;" thus the early city made sure that it had an internal water supply.

Among the documents mentioning Troy are the Tawagalawa letter CTH was found to document an unnamed Hittite king's correspondence to the king of the Ahhiyawa , referring to an earlier "Wilusa episode" involving hostility on the part of the Ahhiyawa.

The Hittite king was long held to be Mursili II c. The identifications of Wilusa with Troy and of the Ahhiyawa with Homer's Achaeans remain somewhat controversial but gained enough popularity during the s to be considered majority opinion.

From the beginning of the archaeology, the question of what language was spoken by the Trojans was prominent. Various proposals were made, but they remained pure speculation.

No evidence seemed to have survived whatever. That they might be Greek was considered. However, if they were, the question of why they were not in the Achaean domain, but were opposed to the Achaeans, was an even greater mystery.

Passages from the Iliad suggested that, not only were the Trojans not Greek, but the army defending Troy was composed of different language speakers arrayed by nationality.

Finally in the middle of the 20th century Linear B was deciphered and a large number of documentary tablets were able to be read.

The language is an early dialect of Greek, even earlier than the Homeric dialect. Many Greek words were in the early stage of formation.

The digamma abounds. Linear B tablets have been found at the major centers of the Achaean domain. None, however, come from Troy.

The documents in Linear B basically inventory the assets of Mycenaean palace-states: foods, textiles, ceramics, weapons, lands, and above all manpower, especially people held in some sort of servitude.

Civilizations of the times were slave societies. The terms of servitude, however, varied widely. A study by Efkleidou in detailed the types of servitude mentioned in the Linear B tablets.

To her way of thinking, the main elements of servitude are that servants are outsiders, not part of the customary social structure, and that they are coerced into their positions.

Someone has authority over them, whom she calls a "superior," designated in Greek by the genitive case: "servant of These two categories were not badly off, being palace artisans, and receiving land for their services.

In addition were the ra-wi-ja-ja, the lawiaiai, "captives. Efkleidou uses the term "dependent. Perhaps most relevant to the times are named groups of women, the group name being an ethnic or a craft name.

One such group called just "captives" gives a hint to their class of servitude. The ethnic names show that western Anatolia and the islands off it are being favored.

Other groups are male bronzesmiths, house and ship builders. In the tablets, the coast of Anatolia is under attack by Mycenaean centers of the Achaeans , especially the center at Pylos pu-ro.

Since the tablets, which were manufactured ad hoc of fresh clay and immediately engraved with writing, only survived by being baked in the fires that destroyed the palaces , their dates depend on the those dates of destruction.

The Pylos tablets record the dispatch of a fleet of "rowers" and soldiers under a "commander" to the Gulf of Corinth , and then the palace is gone, burned in its own oil.

If pu-ro is the Homeric Pylos, then the date is after the Trojan War, as the legendary Pylos survived it intact. None of the names of the important men at these centers are anything like the names of the Homeric legends.

Presumably, the latter had all died in their time and had been replaced by men unknown to legend, but profiting from the fall of Troy. A second possibility would be that the legends are totally imaginary, contrary to the hopes and expectations of the first archaeologists.

This time between the Trojan War and the burning of the palaces fits into another historical period, the time of the Sea Peoples. These were ethnicities from Achaea, Dardania, Etruria, Sicilia, Sardinia, and elsewhere, who, abandoning the norms of civilization, took to a life of marauding and piracy, disrupting trade, transportation, peace, and security.

They placed colonies as bases. Cities withdrew from the coast. Isolation set in. Surprisingly, Trojan names began turning up in the archives of ancient Pylos, capital of the legendary Nestor.

They were of persons kept in a servile capacity, from which the universal conclusion was that they were descended from slaves taken at Troy.

Etymological analysis by linguists revealed that they were not native Greek names, suggesting that the Trojans were not Greek. A theory began to gain influence based on the Aeneid that the Trojans were Etruscan.

During the 20th century, however, Etruscan archaeology investigated thousands of Etruscan sites over most of Italy, except for the Greek regions in south Italy and the Italic regions of central Italy.

Moreover, Etruscan inscriptions were found in at least one valley leading to a pass over the Alps. The sites dated as early as the Bronze Age.

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