The Overlooked Heroes of the Trojan War

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 30 April 2023

In this video, we are going to introduce you to some of the other important warriors and heroes from the Iliad that you need to know!
The Trojan War was fought between the Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age. The story has grabbed the imagination for millennia but a conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, even if its representation in epic literature such as Homer's Iliad is almost certainly more myth than reality.

The Trojan War has defined and shaped the way ancient Greek culture has been viewed right up to the 21st century CE. The story of gods and heroic warriors is perhaps one of the richest single surviving sources from antiquity and offers insights into the warfare, religion, customs, and attitudes of the ancient Greeks.



0:00​ Introduction
1:05 Introduction to the Trojan War
2:46 The Achaean Heroes
8:16 The Trojan Heroes
11:03 Outro

Ajax (Play)[Play]/
Trojan War

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Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2023, April 30). The Overlooked Heroes of the Trojan War. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Macquire, Kelly. "The Overlooked Heroes of the Trojan War." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 30, 2023.

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Macquire, Kelly. "The Overlooked Heroes of the Trojan War." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Apr 2023. Web. 22 Jul 2024.