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Was “Troy” the Movie Accurate According to Homer?
Did the movie Troy, released in 2004, accurately depict the story of Homer’s
epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, and was it a good movie from a critical point of
view? I think it was a good movie from an entertainment standpoint, but it fell short in
it’s comparison to Homer’s epics. As a fan of “epic” movies, I have watched the movie
Troy a couple of times. In comparing the movie to the epic, there are various
discrepancies between the two. First I’ll address the overall flow of the movie, in other
words the organization and coherence of the movie.
The movie Troy was a lavishly produced movie, often quoted as
a “Blockbuster”, it was a movie with a large budget and big name actors. But was it
accurate? The time period involved with the legend of Troy is basically attributed to
around 1334 – 1184 BC depending upon several individuals who chronicled events in that
area. Many believe the excavations at the site discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in
1871 are of the city of Troy. If true, this excavation …