Troy: Myth Or Reality?
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The information provided by the "Classical Historians" is spot-on, and I have seen several of these experts in other documentaries about the Trojan war. However, the narrative does have several glaring errors, which probably made those historians wince when they saw that they were part of this production. One is that they jumble up the story of Chryseis (not even mentioned) and Briseis, and then they declare that King Priam was murdered before his son, Prince Aeneas. Really? Then the narrative says that Apollo guided Paris' arrow to kill Achilles, and then that Apollo was on the side of the Greeks a few minutes later.
I did not loathe this item; there is a definite lack of material on this age, and there was new information provided that I had not learned from other articles (for instance, that archaeological digs had located a large lower town that could have swelled the town to Homeric proportions), but the omissions and errors were too much. It is a fair introduction to the period, but I fear that this information will just be ingested by the viewers and they will leave this piece having "learned" too much bad information.
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Multiple levels of criticism. First, the talking heads are introduced with titles like "Classical Historian" -- as if that sweeping generalization means anything. Read morePublished on February 9, 2009 by Bradley Johnson