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Greek mythology is fascinating. It is full of powerful gods like Zeus, Athena, Hera and Aphrodite, brave heroes like Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, legendary quests and epic wars. There is one war tale, however, that has fascinated mankind. The tale of the Trojan War. A conflict between West and East. The War of Troy is described in Iliad, an epic poem by Homer. The truth behind the War of Troy (Trojan War) is so powerful, it has inspired 3,000 years of myth and legend. It's the site of the most legendary war in history and the Western world's oldest adventure story.
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The Trojan Horses That Survived the War
Homer tells us that the head of the Venetians, Pylaemenes was killed in battle by Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband of Helen, the woman for whom the fierce war between the Acheans and Trojans originated. Meanwhile in Paphlagonia, taking advantage of the absence of the army engaged in the war in Troy, there was an insurrection. The Venetian soldiers, therefore, having to flee from the burning city and not being able to return to their land, joined the wise Trojan Antenor.
Depiction of a battle during the Trojan War, including horses and chariots, where Menelaus fought Paris. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Public domain )
He led them and their herd of precious surviving horses from the coasts of the Black Sea to the lagoon of Venice. The migration is also testified by the Roman historian Titus Livy in his essay Ab urbe condita , where he explains that Venetians and Trojans arrived “in the innermost gulf of the Adriatic Sea, in the land of the Euganeans, between the sea and the Alps.”
From there they settled in various encampments that later became important cities such as Padua, Treviso and Belluno, going as far as Santa Lucia in Slovenia. In particular the Venetian horse breeders found their place of election along the Piave River, so that after several centuries, their horses took the name of Venetian Horses of the Piave breed.
Hollywood War Movies Based On True Stories
Since most of these are historical war movies, you might have known the story before, but isn’t that the exciting part? All these combat actions by the soldiers take us to the history classes we missed. Here’s a list of best Hollywood War Movies based on true stories and events. These are not just the films based on war (WW1, WW2, etc.), but even about Military and Army world. We managed to include both the old and new movies on this list!
1. The Great Escape (1963)
Imprisoned in German POW camp during World War II, a group of allied forces soldiers plans to break out from the prison. But not just get out, they want to divert German soldiers attention as well so that coalition forces can take over. But when their escape becomes a reality, they realize that the stakes are much higher than they thought.
2. Platoon (1986)
Chris Taylor, a student, gives up his studies to enlist in Vietnam war. But when he gets to the ground, his courage and idealism fade. A growing hidden conflict between his two staff sergeants turns the soldiers against each other and then, all hell breaks loose!
3. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
What happens when two friends come under training for Vietnam war? One of them takes a detour, and another one graduates to Marine Corps and is shipped to Vietnam as a journalist. But even he gets stuck covering and eventually participating in Bloody Battle of Hue. Will he survive to see another day?
4. Schindler’s List (1993)
Oskar Schindler wants to make money from the brimming World War II. He wants to open a factory in Krakow but lacks workers. Thanks to his political expediency, he hires Jewish workers in his factory. But when SS begins the extermination of Jews in Krakow Ghetto, Schindler pulls up his sleeves to help his workers and save them.
5. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
A Spielberg masterpiece, Saving Private Ryan is a powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII’s D-day invasion and its immediate aftermath. Tom Hanks essays the role of Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) who along with his men locate Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon) and get him back to the United States. This close-knit squad goes through a barrage of enemy fires and loss of life to locate one soldier using their experience from the exploits of Italy and North Korea. What makes this film so good? The 24 minute Omaha Beach scene could only be created by Spielberg. With bodies of US soldiers scattered everywhere, the place looks no less than hell.
6. The Thin Red Line (1998)
Set during the World War II, ‘The Thin Red Line’ is a drama film based on James Jones’s autobiographical novel. The film is about one man, Private Witt, who is left on a Pacific island with the natives. A deserter who now lives a life of peace and harmony, Witt finds himself captured and debriefed by the US Navy. He is soon assigned to a new role at the Battle of Guadalcanal but little does Witt, and his fellow soldiers are aware of what awaits them.
7. Men of Honor (2000)
‘Men of Honor’ is a military drama based on the life of the first African-American diver to serve in the United States Navy, Carl Brashear. The film boasts of some fine acting by Cuba Gooding Jr. who plays the role of Brashear and Robert De Niro as Master Chief Billy Sunday. The film portrays Brashear’s life, from being in a sharecropping family to living his dream in the US Navy. While in the diving school, a young Carl Brashear is subject to severe racism with his white comrades refusing to share even barracks with him. Eventually getting impressed by Brashear’s sheer courage and determination, Master Chief Sunday takes, Brashear in and becomes his ally in fighting the prejudice, military bureaucracy, and even a crippling injury to make his dream come true.
8. The Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Based on true story of a Russian sniper Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev, The Enemy at the Gates features the battle of Stalingrad which was fought for 5 and a half months between Nazi’s and Russian Army. During this struggle, a sniper caught everyone’s attention that killed 225 Nazi soldiers using his skills.
9. Pearl Harbour (2001)
Based on real-life historical events, the movie captures the story of two best friends who fall for the same girl. Rafe and Danny both enter World War II as pilots. Rafe is so eager to fight that he joins England’s Air Force command. Back at home, his girlfriend, Evelyn finds comfort in arms of Danny. But when Rafe comes back, he confronts Danny. But everything changes when Japanese troops drop bombs on Pearl Harbour station of Navy.
10. Black Hawk Down (2001)
Black Hawk Down is based on a United States military operation that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia, codenamed ‘Operation Gothic Serpent.’ Director by Ridley Scott, the film is based on articles and book by reporter Mark Bowden. The film traces the battle through streets of civil war-torn Somalia when over 100 Delta Force soldiers and Army Rangers are dropped to kidnap two close aides of local warlord Mohamed Farah Aidid. With Josh Hartnett as Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann, Tom Sizemore as Ranger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight, William Fichtner as Delta Sgt. First Class Jeff Sanderson, Ewan McGregor as Ranger Spec. Grimes and Eric Bana as SFC Norm “Hoot” Gibson, the film holds a solid cast. Voted as one of the top films of the year, the film recreates the scenes of bravery and heroics by the US Forces, who decided to leave no man behind, whether dead or alive. The attraction of the film is its camera work and Black Hawk Helicopters.
11. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
“You’re at war every time you board this ship unless we’re parked at San Diego Bay.” Behind Enemy Lines stars Owen Wilson as Lt. Chris Burnett, a naval aviator aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson. Being out action most of the time, Burnett has become brash and frustrated. Burnett’s life takes a roller coaster ride when his commander, Admiral Reigert (Gene Hackman), assigns him on a photographic reconnaissance over the remote area of the Balkans. During their flight, Burnett and his pilot, Stackhouse capture horrific images that prove genocidal crimes by the local militia. Their F18 is soon shot down, Stackhouse executed and injured Burnett is left to fight for his life. Lokar, a Serbian paramilitary head launches a manhunt to get Burnett before he could expose the crimes to the world. Gene Hackman gives a powerful performance as he heads a covert rescue mission and losing the command of his ship in the process.
12. We Were Soldiers (2002)
Based on the best-selling book and true story, We Were Soldiers is a war drama which shows the story of the first battle between the United States and Vietnam forces. A film that depicts bonds of soldiers among their troops truly. The valor, loyalty, and heroism is something which attracted many viewers to this movie.
War obliges Agamemnon to enlist Greece's A-list warrior-hero (and biggest pain in the backside) Achilles, played by Brad Pitt. Pitt's Achilles is a hero with an attitude problem the size of Asia minor, who spends most of his time lounging around in a kaftan and getting laid. Not a million miles from the Homeric depiction, but much more annoying. In classical history, Achilles was disguised as a girl to avoid going to war. The film wimps out of putting Pitt in a dress, and instead has him in a cobalt blue sarong, necklace of shells and tousled honey-blond wig. He looks like a creepy yoga teacher at an overpriced Californian spa.
Achilles is sparring with his lover Patroclus, who the film insists is just his cousin. It seems the Greek hero has undergone a radical straightening process – and I'm not talking about his hair any more. No gods and no gay men. You've got to wonder why they bothered making a film about ancient Greece in the first place.
The Siege of Troy
Troy was immortalized by the legendary Greek poet Homer in his epic poem The Iliad . The work was a key text in the Classical World and is often regarded as the first work in Western Literature. The historicity of the city was proven by German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s, who is regarded as one of the founders of modern archaeology. The Daily Sabah reports that Troy was the setting of the ‘‘Greek Trojan War in which Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece besieged the city in 13th century B.C’’.
When Schliemann found the site, he believed that he had found evidence of the Trojan War that was so famously portrayed in the epic poem The Iliad . The German even named gold items he found after characters in the Homeric poem, such as ‘ Priam’s treasure’ and ‘Helen’s jewels’. However, there is much more to the history of the city than the reputed Greek and Trojan war.
‘The Burning of Troy’ (1759/62) by Johann Georg Trautmann. ( Public Domain )
Troy was destroyed and rebuilt many times over the millennia. It was built on a very strategic site and was as a result possibly attacked many times by invaders. The city may also have been burnt down accidentally. Moreover, earthquakes also may have destroyed the legendary city.
Since the 19 th century, ‘‘a total of 10 layers of settlements were discovered’’ reports Greece High Definition . Experts have called the layers Troy I to Troy XI. The first layer was found by Schliemann and every layer found since has been numbered and they have yielded many artifacts. These layers all represent settlements from Bronze Age cultures to the Byzantine Empire.
Schliemann's version of events—that he alone had identified Troy's locaiton—stood intact for decades after his death in 1890. Ironically, the celebration of Schliemann's 150th birthday in 1972 touched off a critical examination of his life and discoveries. There had been other murmurs of irregularities in his voluminous diaries—novelist Emil Ludwig's meticulously researched Schliemann: The Story of a Gold Seeker in 1948, for example—but they had been scorned by Schliemann's family and the scholarly community. But when at the 1972 meetings American classicist William M. Calder III announced that he had found discrepancies in his autobiography, others began to dig a little deeper.
Just how many self-aggrandizing lies and manipulations are in the Schliemann diaries has been the focus of much discussion throughout the turn of the 21st century, between Schliemann detractors and (somewhat grudging) champions. One defender is Stefanie A.H. Kennell, who from 2000–2003 was an archivist fellow for the Schliemann papers at the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies. Kennell argues that Schliemann was not simply a liar and a con man, but rather an "extraordinarily talented yet flawed man." Classicist Donald F. Easton, also a supporter, described his writings as a "characteristic blend of one-third dissimulation, one-third arrogant rhetoric, and one-third obsequiousness," and Schliemann as "a flawed human being, sometimes confused, sometimes mistaken, dishonest. who, despite his faults. [left] a lasting legacy of information and enthusiasm."
One thing is crystal clear about the debate over Schliemann's qualities: now the efforts and scholarship of Frank Calvert, who did, in fact, know that Hisalik was Troy, who conducted scholarly investigations there five years before Schliemann, and who, perhaps foolishly, turned over his excavations to Schliemann, does today due credit for the first serious discovery of Troy.
The Trojan horse
The war went on for ten years swinging to one side and then the other. Some of the leading fighters were Achilles, Paris, and Hector. The Greeks won by building a big wooden horse, which we now call the Trojan Horse. Greek soldiers hid inside the horse, and others put the horse on the shore and left in their boats. The Trojans saw the horse and thought that the Greeks had given up and left. They thought the horse was a gift in their honour. They dragged the horse into Troy and celebrated their victory. When night fell, the Greeks hiding inside the horse opened the city gates and set fire to the houses. The Greeks who had left in their boats had just pretended to leave, to trick the Trojans. They returned and won the war. The trick was thought up by Odysseus, King of the small island of Ithaca.
But beware of Greeks bearing gifts!
Having won the war, the filicidal King Agamemnon went back to his wife for the reward he so richly deserved. Ajax, who had lost out to Odysseus in the contest for Achilles' arms, went crazy and killed himself. Odysseus set out on the voyage (Homer, according to tradition, tells in The Odyssey, which is the sequel to The Iliad) that made him more famous than his help with Troy. And Aphrodite's son, the Trojan hero Aeneas, set out from his burning homeland -- carrying his father on his shoulders -- on his way to Dido, in Carthage, and, finally, to the land that was to become Rome.
- La Regina delle Amazzoni (1960) a.k.a. Colossus and the Amazon Queen
- Le Gladiatrici (1963)
- Le Amazzoni - donne d'amore e di guerra (1973)
- The Amazons (1973)
- Dschungelmädchen für zwei Halunken [de] (1974)
- Gold of the Amazon Women (1979) (TV)
- Hercules and the Amazon Women (1994) (TV)
- Wonder Woman (2008)
- Wonder Woman (2017)
- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Italian film series Edit
The Sword-and-sandal series (1957-1965) includes numerous films depicting Hercules that go by various titles depending by country of release. Below is a list (chronological order) that begins with the film's U.S.-release title, followed by the original Italian title and translation: [i]
- Hercules (1958 Italian: Le Fatiche di Ercole, lit.'The Labors of Hercules'), starring Steve Reeves.
- Hercules Unchained (1959 Italian: Ercole e la regina di Lidia, lit. 'Hercules and the Queen of Lydia') starring Steve Reeves
- Goliath and the Dragon (1960 Italian: La Vendetta di Ercole, lit. 'The Revenge of Hercules')
- Hercules vs The Hydra (1960 Italian: Gli Amori di Ercole, lit. 'The Loves of Hercules')
- Hercules and the Captive Women (1961 Italian: Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide, lit. 'Hercules at the Conquest of Atlantis' UK: Hercules Conquers Atlantis)
- Hercules in the Haunted World (1961 Italian: Ercole al centro della terra, lit. 'Hercules at the Center of the Earth')
- Hercules in the Valley of Woe (1961 Italian: Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai, lit. 'Maciste vs. Hercules in the Vale of Woe')
- Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules (1962 Italian: Ulisse contro Ercole, lit. 'Ulysses vs. Hercules')
- The Fury of Hercules (1962 Italian: La Furia di Ercole)
- Hercules, Samson and Ulysses (1963 Italian: Ercole sfida Sansone, lit. 'Hercules Challenges Samson')
- Hercules Vs. the Moloch (1963 Italian: Ercole contro Molock a.k.a. Conquest of Mycene), starring Gordon Scott
- Son of Hercules in the Land of Darkness (1964 Italian: Ercole l'invincibile, lit. 'Hercules, the Invincible') starring Dan Vadis
- Hercules vs. The Giant Warrior (1964 Italian: il Trionfo di Ercole, lit. 'The Triumph of Hercules' a.k.a. Hercules and the Ten Avengers) starring Dan Vadis
- Hercules Against Rome (1964 Italian: Ercole contro Roma)
- Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun (1964 Italian: Ercole contro i figli del sole)
- Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964 Italian: Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia)
- Samson and His Mighty Challenge (1964 Italian: Ercole, Sansone, Maciste e Ursus, gli invincibili, lit. 'Hercules, Samson, Maciste, and Ursus: the Invincibles')
- Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965 a.k.a. "Hercules vs. the Sea Monster") starring Gordon Scott
- Hercules, the Avenger (1965 Italian: Sfida dei giganti, lit. 'Challenge of the Giants')
Other Hercules-related films Edit
- The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)
- Hercules (1964), Indian Hindi-language adventure film by Shriram in the style of the Italian peplums, starring Dara Singh in the titular role of the hero. 
- Son of Hercules (1964), another Indian film in Hindi by Sultan. It follows the story of Hercules' son and his fight with a dragon. 
- Tarzan Aur Hercules (1964), Indian Hindi-language action film by Mahmood, featuring a character based on Hercules who helps Tarzan win a princess. 
- Sheba and Hercules (1967), Indian Hindi-language action film by B. S. Chowdhary. It features characters with allusions to Hercules and the Queen of Sheba. 
- The Return from Olympus (1969 Russian: Возвращение с Олимпа) [USSR], animated film by Alexandra Snezhko-Blotskaya
- Hercules in New York (1969) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Hercules (1983) starring Lou Ferrigno
- Hercules 2 (1985 Italian: Le Avventure dell'incredibile Ercole) starring Lou Ferrigno
- Heracles and Admetus (1986) [USSR] animated film by Anatoly Petrov
- Hercules and the Amazon Women (1994)
- Hercules and the Circle of Fire (1994)
- Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (1994)
- Hercules in the Underworld (1994)
- Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (1994)
- Hercules (1997) animated Disney film
- Young Hercules (1998) direct-to-video
- Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (1998), direct-to-video
- The Legend of Hercules (2014)
- Hercules (2014)
TV series' Edit
- Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–99)
- Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001 spinoff of Legendary Journeys)
- Young Hercules (1998–99)
- Himcules (1998–99) animated
- Hercules (2005) miniseries
Sons of Hercules Edit
Sons of Hercules was a syndicated television show that aired in the US in the 1960s. The series repackaged 14 Italian sword-and-sandal films by giving them a memorable theme song and a standard intro relating the lead character in each film to the Greek demigod Hercules any way they could. The first title listed for each film was its American television title, followed by the original Italian title in parentheses:
- Mole Men versus the Son of Hercules (Maciste, The Strongest Man in the World) starring Mark Forest as Maciste
- The Terror of Rome versus the Son of Hercules (Maciste, Gladiator of Sparta) starring Mark Forest
- Fire Monsters Against The Son Of Hercules (Maciste Vs. The Monsters) starring Reg Lewis as Maciste
- Triumph Of The Son Of Hercules (The Triumph Of Maciste) starring Kirk Morris as Maciste
- Son Of Hercules In The Land Of Darkness (Hercules The Invincible) starring Dan Vadis as Hercules
- Ulysses Vs. The Son Of Hercules (Ulysses Against Hercules) starring Mike Lane as Hercules
- Son Of Hercules In The Land Of Fire (Ursus In The Land Of Fire) starring Ed Fury as Ursus
- Ursus, Son Of Hercules (a.k.a. Ursus, a.k.a. Mighty Ursus) starring Ed Fury
- The Tyrant Of Lydia Vs. The Son Of Hercules (Goliath and the Rebel Slave) starring Gordon Scott as Goliath
- Messalina Against the Son Of Hercules (The Last Gladiator) starring Richard Harrison as Glaucus
- Devil Of The Desert Vs. The Son Of Hercules (Anthar The Invincible) starring Kirk Morris as Anthar
- Medusa Vs. The Son Of Hercules (Perseus The Invincible) starring Richard Harrison as Perseus
- Beast Of Babylon Versus The Son Of Hercules (Hero Of Babylon) starring Gordon Scott as Prince Nippur
- Venus Against The Son Of Hercules (Mars, God Of War) starring Roger Browne as Mars
- Helena (1924)
- Helen of Troy (1956)
- The Trojan Horse (1961 Italian: La Guerra di Troia)
- Electra (1962 film) [Greece]
- The Trojan Women (1971) [UK, USA, Greece]
- Iphigenia (1977 film) [Greece]
- Les Troyens (1984) [US] - TV movie
- Helen of Troy (2003) - TV miniseries
- Troy (2004)
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters (2013)
- The Avenger (1962 Italian: La Leggenda di Enea, lit. 'The Legend of Aeneas')
- Eneide (1971) [Yugoslavia/Italy] - TV miniseries
- Dido & Aeneas (1995) [UK] - TV movie
- Dido and Aeneas (1995) [Canada] - filmed production of the opera
- The Island of Calypso: Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus (1905 French: L'Île de Calypso: Ulysse et le géant Polyphème)
- Odissea (1911)
- Ulysses (1955)
- L'Odissea (1968) Italy - TV mini-series
- The Return of Ulysses to His Homeland (1973) [UK] - TV movie
- Uliisses (1982) Germany
- Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (1985) [Austria] - filmed production of the original opera
- Nostos: The Return (1989) [Italy]
- The Odyssey (1997) - TV miniseries
- The Animated Odyssey (2000) [US] - animated TV movie
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - based on the Odyssey
- L'Odyssée (2003) [Canada] - TV movie
- Argonauts (1971 Russian: Аргонавты) [USSR] - animated film
- Hercules (1958 Italian: Le Fatiche di Ercole, lit.'The Labors of Hercules') starring Steve Reeves
- Jason and the Argonauts (1963) [US]
- Argonavtebi, or, a Merry Chronicle of a Dangerous Journey (1986) [USSR] - TV movie
- Jason and the Argonauts (2000) [US] - TV miniseries
- The Spirit (2008) [US] - features the Golden Fleece and the blood of Heracles.
- The Man Who Smiles (1937)
- Oedipus Rex (1957)
- Antigone (1961)
- Oedipus Rex (1967)
- Oedipus the King (1968)
- Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
- Night Warning (1982)
- Edipo Alcalde (1996)
- Oldboy (2003) and remake Oldboy (2013)
- Orphée (1949) France
- Black Orpheus (1959 Portuguese: Orfeu Negro) [Brazil]
- Evrydiki BA 2O37 (1975) [Greece]
- Metamorphoses / Winds of Change (1978-79 Sanrio film) (1978) [USA]
- Orfeu (1999) [Brazil]
- Moulin Rouge! (2001)  - set in 1899
- Orpheus (2005)
- Perseo l'invincibile (1963) (a.k.a. Medusa vs The Son of Hercules)
- Perseus (1973) [USSR]
- Metsmorphoses / Winds of Change (1978-79 Sanrio film) [USA]
- Clash of the Titans (1981)
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
- Clash of the Titans (2010)
- Wrath of the Titans (2012)
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
- Romolo e Remo (1961) starring Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott as the two brothers.
- Duel of Champions (1961) - about the Roman legend of the Horatii
- Romulus and the Sabines (1961) starring Roger Moore as Romulus.
- The Rape of the Sabine Women (1962) starring Wolf Ruvinskis as Romulus.
- Romulus & Remus: The First King (2019) starring Alessandro Borghi and Alessio Lapice.
- Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete, a 1960 Italian film starring Bob Mathias, loosely based on the mythological story
- Labyrinth (1971 Russian: Лабиринт) [USSR]
- Minotaur (2006)
- Immortals (2011)
- Arrivano i titani, a 1962 Italian comedy including the mythological characters Cadmus and the Titans, starring Giuliano Gemma and Pedro Armendáriz.
- Prometheus (1974) [USSR] (2019) - takes on themes from the story of Prometheus
Ursus is a super-human pseudo-Biblical/Roman character who is the hero in a series of Italian films made in the 1960s. There were a total of 9 Italian sword-and-sandal films that featured Ursus as the main character, as follows: