BBC - In Search of the Trojan War (1985)

BBC - In Search of the Trojan War (1985)

BBC - In Search of the Trojan War (1985)
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Genre: Documentary, History

Homer wrote his epic, The Iliad, in 700 BC 500 years after the Trojan Wars were supposed to have taken place. On what did he base his story? Where was Troy situated? Did Paris and Helen really exist? What was the significance of the famous wooden horse? Can archaeology help us to recreate a Bronze Age citadel which stood at the cross roads of the major trading routes of the day? Did the Trojan war ever happen,or was the city destroyed by natural causes?It's fascinated poets, painters and Hollywood directors for over 2,500 years.
Join charismatic historian Michael Wood as he combs the cradle of civilization from Greece to Turkey and points beyond Germany, Ireland and England in search of archaeological evidence that may validate the fantastic battles immortalized in The Iliad. Over six hour-long programmes, Wood marshals the disparate strands of evidence to present as fully rounded a portrait as possible of both the historical and the legendary city of Troy, its central place in Western culture, and the Mycenaean Age itself. From Schliemann's initial cavalier bulldozing of the mound at Hisarlik, to Homer's epics, the Hittite Empire, and the role of slave women, Wood journeys back and forth across the Aegean and elsewhere to illuminate the dawn of Western literature, myth, and history. The trail is not easy to follow and Michael hits various dead ends and dramatic twists before he finds an answer to the question which has obsessed scholars for more than a century.

Part 1: The Age of Heroes
The story of the Trojan War. The lost treasure of Troy. Account of Heinrich Schliemann's life and research on Troy.

Part 2: The Legend under Siege
Wilhelm Dörpfeld research. Arthur Evans' discoveries and theories. Carl Blegen's findings, the Linear-B deciphering and the role of both in Trojan War credibility.

Part 3: The Singer of Tales
The role and long time fidelity of oral traditions. Homer's reliability challenged.

Part 4: The Women of Troy
Plundering in Bronze Age. The taking of women and children as slaves and their economic and political role. The recent African slavery parallel.

Part 5: Empire of the Hittites
Decisive documental evidence from the Hittites. Recurrent conflicts with the Mycenaeans.

Part 6: The Fall of Troy
The Trojan conflict and the Mediterranean late Bronze Age collapse.

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