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Asked in Trojan War
Why was Troy in an important position for the Trojan War?
Troy was on the sea trading route between the Aegean and Black seas and grew rich supplying the trading ships. When the Achaean Greeks decided to loot the coastline, Troy was in their sights as the richest prize. They tried at the beginning, failed, spent 9 years looting the rest of the coast, then came back in the10th year for a second attempt which succeeded. ...
Asked in Roman Empire
What area did the 'Kings of Troy' occupy circa 100 AD?
There were no kings of Troy in 100 AD. Troy was destroyed in the Trojan war in the mid-13th century BC. In 100 AD its area was under the Romans. It previously had been under the kingdom of Pergamon and its last king bequeathed it to Rome in 133 BC. Under Augustus a new city was built at the site of Troy and it was called Ilium, another name for Troy which referred to Homer's Iliad. The new town was a...
Asked in Turkey (Country), Troy
Has Troy geographically changed since it became Turkey?
The location of Troy has not changed from when it was an Anatolian city with Hellenic culture to now when it is an Anatolian city with Turkish culture. There has been some minor shifting in the exact location of the coastline and some of the local rivers, but the spot on the Earth where Troy is has not moved. Additionally, since the city of Troy is only a ruin, e.g. there is no modern city where Troy is, the name has...
What is a troy ounce of gold?
Gold and all precious metal are measured in Troy ounces, which vary slightly from common or Avoirdupois ounces. A troy ounce is equal to 31.1034768 grams. Incidentally, a Troy POUND has 12 ounces, not sixteen. PS- at the close of trading on Friday, 15 October, a troy ounce of gold was $1368.90 ...
Asked in US Coins
How much is an American1988 silver dollar worth?
This coin has 1 troy ounce of silver in it. What ever the current trading valus of 1 troy ounces of silver is the value for precious metal dealers For coin dealers/collectors this also varies to the condition of the coin as the trading market valus change. Silver is trading the the $30 range and coin collecting value is around $20. This will change over time... ...
How much does one troy ounce weigh in regular ounces?
The troy ounce The troy ounce is heavier than the typical grocery store (avoirdupois) ounce used in the USA. When you purchase a 1 ounce silver or gold coin, you are receiving a "troy" ounce. If you put that same 1 troy oz. coin on a grocery store scale you will find that it weighs about 10% more than the food ounce you are familiar with. It will weigh about 1.1 avoirdupois ounces. Source: http://lynncoins.com/troy_ounce.htm one ounce = 0.911458333 troy ounce one troy ounce...
Troy university is located in which state?
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Asked in Ancient Greece, Troy
Why did the Greeks travel to Troy?
The story preserved by the Greeks in the Illiad is that they went to Troy to return Helen to her husband, the King of Sparta, and to punish the Torjans for taking her away. The reason as suggested by a study of the archaeology of the region is that they wanted to remove a trading rival. ...
How many cities in the US are named Troy?
25 cities: -Troy, Alabama -Troy, Idaho -Troy, Illinois -Troy Grove, Illinois -Troy, Indiana -Troy Mills, Iowa -Troy, Kansas -Troy, Maine -Troy, Michigan -New Troy, Michigan -Troy, Missouri -Troy, Montana -Troy, New Hampshire -Troy, New York -Troy, North Carolina -Troy, Ohio -Troy, Pennsylvania -Troy, South Carolina -Troy, Tennessee -Troy, Texas -Troy, Vermont -North Troy, Vermont -Troy, Virginia -Troy, West Virginia -East Troy, Wisconsin ...