Smellin' of troy what follows is a partial list of discrepancies between troy the big-budget hollywood movie and troy the epic poem and archeological history this list was provided by dr james holoka , professor foreign languages and history at eastern michigan university, who notes that (despite this list) he did enjoy the movie. Troy is based on the epic poem the iliad by homer, according to the credits homer's estate should sue the movie sidesteps the existence of the greek gods, turns its heroes into action movie cliches and demonstrates that we're getting tired of computer-generated armies.
Once battle was initiated however, the men separated and fought individually this event in the movie was clearly an accurate portrayal of fighting formations in greece during 1250 bce and thus starts to prove that the film troy is historically accurate another division of the military, one of the most important in fact, is the weapons.
How historically accurate is the movie troy i mean comparing the military strategies, values &beliefs, roles of men & women, etc that would occur in those times (not literaly did the movie happen.
Troy: historically accurate by: elena gottesman, rachel lee, and taylor wilson historical incorrectness as portrayed in the film, it is depicted that the trojan war only occurred over the course of seventeen days, yet in reality, the war was a ten year siege between the greek and trojan forces. The 2004 epic film troy catches quite the break when it comes to historical films most of the true history of the trojan war is still unknown so many liberties could be taken by director wolfgang petersen. The trojan war was an epic siege carried out by the achaean (greek) kingdoms against the city of troy, around 1250 bc homer's iliad is a poetic version of events: part history, part myth wolfgang petersen's 2004 film, inspired by the iliad, edited out all the gods and nymphs, and made the war into an action movie, supposedly based on history.
Another misinformed aspect of the film is achilles' supposed cousin, patroclus according to classical history and myth, patroclus was, in fact, achilles' lover while his disguise of achilles did lead to his death, the facts behind his character were misconstrued in the film troy another falsity in the film is in the realm of religion. Wolfgang petersen's 2004 film, inspired by the iliad, edited out all the gods and nymphs, and made the war into an action movie, supposedly based on history scandal in sparta, king menelaus holds a banquet for the trojan princes, hector and paris. This event in the movie was clearly an accurate portrayal of fighting formations in greece during 1250 bce and thus starts to prove that the film troy is historically accurate another division of the military, one of the most important in fact, is the weapons.
As the blockbuster brad pitt film troy storms the cinemas, archaeologists and historians are shedding light on the ancient city and epic that inspired the movie in the greek poem the iliad, the basis for troy, prince paris of troy steals the gorgeous helen, of greece, from her husband, king menelaus.
One theory suggests that the lesser known sea peoples wrecked troy originally from what is now italy, the sea peoples swept across the mediterranean sea from west to east according to inscriptions found in egypt, this group came through troy at the time of the trojan war, around 1200 bc.