The ‘Trojan War’ ‘s chronology; Modern Scientific Research confirms the Ancient Tradition

In this post we present a very interesting post from Tatianus (or Tatian).

From “Oratio ad Graecos” ( = “Address to the Greeks”)

Ancient Greek: “ἕτεροι δὲ κάτω τὸν χρόνον ὑπήγαγον, σὺν Ἀρχιλόχῳ γεγονέναι τὸν Ὅμηρον εἰπόντες· ὁ δὲ Ἀρχίλοχος ἤκμασε περὶ Ὀλυμπιάδα τρίτην καὶ εἰκοστήν, κατὰ Γύγην τὸν Λυδόν, ὕστερον τῶν Ἰλιακῶν ἔτεσι πεντακοσίοις.”

English: ” Others carry it down to a later date, and say that Homer was a contemporary of Archilochus; but Archilochus flourished about the 23d Olympiad, in the time of Gyges the Lydian, 500 years after Troy. “

About Tatian read here.

About Archilochus read here.

Since Archilochus lived during the 7th century B.C. (c. 680–645), if we add another 500 years, this gives a rough estimate for the ‘Trojan War’ around 1200 B.C.

As we have presented in this article, Modern Scientific Research has provided a very similar date (End of the ‘Trojan War’ on 6th of June 1218 B.C.), thus, confirming this written Ancient Tradition.

Research-Selection for NovoScriptorium: Isidoros Aggelos

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