Category: History

In Search of the Trojan War

A series discussing the authenticity of the legend, history of the text and the tradition of the Homeric question.

A six part series broadcast on BBC in 1985

 

Episode 1: Age of Heroes

Episode 2: The Legend under Siege

Episode 3: The Singer of Tales – Homer

Episode 4: The Women of Troy

Episode 5: The Empire of the Hittites

Episode 6: The Fall of Troy

 

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Iron Age

Early Iron Age 1300-500 BC Trojan War – Homer Philistine invasion – Samuel and Kings Fall of Israel/Judah Roman Kingdom – Livy Middle Iron Age 500-250 AD Greco/Persian War –…

  • Early Iron Age
    • 1300-500 BC
    • Trojan War – Homer
    • Philistine invasion – Samuel and Kings
    • Fall of Israel/Judah
    • Roman Kingdom – Livy
  • Middle Iron Age
    • 500-250 AD
    • Greco/Persian War – Herodotus
    • Peloponnesian War – Thucydides
    • Roman Republic/Empire – Civil Wars – Livy, Suetonius, Tacitus
    • Return of Judah, destruction of the temple, diaspora – Esther, Nehemiah, Josephus
  • Late Iron Age
    • 250-500 AD
    • Western/Eastern Roman Empire
    • Fall of Rome
    • Gothic Invasions
    • Parthian Empire
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