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'Troy' : Homer vs Peterson/Benioff
"Troy, the modern blockbuster, was loosely based on events depicted in Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey'. Do you know the differences?"
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In the 'Iliad' the narrative begins in the tenth, and decisive, year of the war. In 'Troy' which of these is closest to the length of the Trojan war?
In the 'Iliad' the heroes, both Achaean and Trojan, are aided by Gods and Goddesses. Many of the divine figures have children and favourites involved in the fighting. In 'Troy' what role do the Gods have?
They are only seen viewing the action and do not intervene.
The Gods walk the earth in divine form, smiting and pillaging.
They assume human form and participate in the fighting.
They are there only as objects of worship.
There is a famous saying about Helen's beauty, that is made visual by Peterson. He uses CG effects to show the massive armada navigating to Troy. The saying begins as follows, how does it end? "The face that ______________."
The number of characters in the 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' are astounding and many of them have been transferred into 'Troy'. Upon watching 'Troy' I was pleased to see Hector's wife (played by Saffron Burrows) playing a part, but could not recall her name being mentioned. What name did Homer give to Hector's wife?
The 'Iliad' begins with the prophecy of Calchas and the quarrel of Agamemnon and Achilles over prizes. 'Troy' begins with Agamemnon's invasion of which area of Greece?
In 'Troy' Menelaus is killed by Hector after his duel with Paris. Which of these statements about Menelaus in the 'Iliad' is true?
Hector kills Menelaus in order to save Paris' life.
Paris kills Menelaus but Agamemnon assaults the city anyway.
Menelaus is shot by Pandarus, ending the duel.
Menelaus kills Paris but the Trojans refuse to release Helen.
In 'Troy' Achilles' protégé, Patroklus, is killed by Hector as he leads Achilles' warriors into battle. In Homer's poem, which hero claims the life of this young warrior?
'Troy' has only one hero, while the 'Iliad' has two. Homer has two heroes who share the same name, while 'Troy' shows only one. In 'Troy' this giant of a man is killed by Hector. In Homer's poems one commits suicide and the other is impaled on a rock by Athena. What is the name of these characters?
As 'Troy' comes to a close, we see Helen fleeing with Hector's wife. It is clear that she and Paris will continue their love affair. We discover what happened to Helen in Homer's 'Odyssey'. What was her fate?
She kills herself after the death of Paris.
She flees the city with Hector's wife and sails away with Paris.
She remains in Troy to die alongside her lover.
She returned to Sparta with Menelaus.
The film version sees Achilles shot by Paris, first through the ankle and then repeatedly in the torso. This event takes place during the storming of Troy. Which of these statements relate to Homer's 'Iliad'?
Achilles dies at the hands of Hector, outside Troy's walls.
Achilles does not die.
The 'Iliad' ends with the funeral games of Achilles.
Achilles is killed by Paris after killing Priam and Hecuba (his wife).
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Compiled Jun 28 12