> Subject: Re: Re: The Illiad as FictionOf course it was Heinrich Schliemann who excavated Troy and proved the
> Perhaps someone can briefly clarify that it was indeed Schliermacher
> that proved the Illiad as historical fact. I had no idea of the latter
> since Schliemacher was a theologian and mainly interested in the
> ecclesiastical matters of his time. I have searched high and low for an
> entry regarding his involvement in the stated matter but have been
> unable to find it. Would it be possible to have some citation or source
> regarding Shliermacher's findings. I would be extremely interested.
> One possibility for my inability in finding sources on the latter is
> that the party 'actually' responsible for the discovery of Troy etc...
> was Heinrich Schlieman. Perhaps it is just a case of mistaken identity.
> It was Schlieman that began excavations in the desolate region near
> Hissarlik Turkey, where he believed the remains of ancient Troy were
> buried. The excavation went past the ruins of 'Homer's' Troy, and found
> even older cities. Thereafter, archaeologists found that there had
> actually been nine cities on this site. Sometime later Schliemann began
> excavating on the Greek mainland and found the prehistoric cities of
> Mycenae and Tiryns.
> Frþunanþs Ximénez