scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 630
archaeology vs literary Life in the ancient world has always been a great interest among scholars of the past and the present In order to find out new information about the lifestyle of ancient Greeks scholars have used two types of evidence to better understand the people living in that day and age One of these sources is literary evidence Literary evidence primarily consists of a range of oral stories to by the Greeks that were later written down and preserved The second source is archaeological evidence Archaeological evidence is material remains that were excavated and relate to the culture of ancient Greece These remains could be pottery armor building and more These two sources can provide much information for scholars but both sources have flaws and can not be used alone The history of the Greek world wasnt recorded until around the seventh century BCE This is when writing became available to the Greeks and it was then possible for them to record the mythoi that had been pasted down for generations orally Ancient historians took these mythoi literally and used them to reconstruct the early history of the Greeks AG pg 4The most popular source of literary evidence would be the story of the Iliad The Iliad was told by a poet named Homer who was thought to be the best poet of his time In this epic Homer tells of a great war between the cities of Troy and Mycenae Originally this epic was thought to be fictional until the two cities were discovered through an archaeological excavation With the help of archaeology the literary evidence that was once thought fictional now held some truth This find proved that the two cities existed and it shed some light on the Mycenaean culture that proved to be war oriented One of the most fascinating artifacts found was a bores tusk helmet that was worn by some of the warriors in the Iliad according
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA