troy

     

Coorinates: 39°57′27″N, 26°14′20″E

Trivia about troy

  • The priest Laocoon was dead set against letting a large wooden horse into this city
  • In a Homer work, Sarpedon is a mighty defender of this city
  • Virgil's "Aeneid" begins after Aeneas & his family escape this war-torn city
  • Paris didn't take Helen to Paris; he took her to this city & instigated a war
  • Soon after his son Telemachus was born, Odysseus joined the expedition to this city
  • Visit here & enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, beautiful women & a huge wooden horse donated by the Greeks
  • Schliemann felt this city's 2nd settlement was the one of Homer's epics; now it seems to be the 7th
  • Both Laocoon & Cassandra warned this city to refuse the big gift from the Greeks, but did they listen?
  • Hector was a chieftan of this ancient city around whose walls his body was dragged
  • "Now there are cornfields where" this ancient city, temporary home to Helen, "once was"
  • A 1983 novel by Christa Wolf focuses on Cassandra, the disbelieved prophetess of this ancient city
  • Poseidon helped this city build the walls it took a wooden horse to breach
  • The Greeks & this city had a dispute over Helen
  • To try to prevent her son from going to this city to fight, Thetis disguised Achilles as a girl & sent him away
  • This ancient city was also known as Ilium
  • In Barry Unsworth's "The Songs of the Kings", the Greek fleet bound for here is trapped by unfavorable winds
  • 2004:Angry Greeks attack a fortified city-state
  • The "Aeneid" begins, "I sing of arms and the man who first from" this city "came destined an exile..."
  • According to Homer, this ancient city had numerous gates, including the famous Scaean one
  • The wooden statue Palladium kept this city safe until Odysseus & Diomedes took it
  • Ilus was an early king of this city that was also called Ilium in his honor
  • This city's different ages are given Roman numerals; it's believed the "Homeric" one was VIIa
  • The title of this Homeric film is also a Sun Belt Conference school located in Alabama
  • Agamemnon goes on a hilarious bender after sacrificing his daughter to gain a fair wind to this city
  • Heinrich Schliemann found this place after digging on a mound called Hissarlik, "place of fortresses"
  • "Is there no one else? Is there no one else?"
  • According to calculations by Eratosthenes, it was June 11, 1184 B.C. that this mythic city was sacked & burned
  • Hector's home in mythology
  • The weight system used for gems & precious metals; 1.215 of its pounds equals one avoirdupois pound
  • This ancient city was also known as Ilium
  • In Greek mythology, Hecuba was the queen of this doomed city & eventually changed into a fiery-eyed dog