About Troy

Troy was a city, both factual and legendary, in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey, south of the southwest end of the Dardanelles / Hellespont and northwest of Mount Ida. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliadand the Odyssey seems to show that the name (Ilion)formerly began with a digamma: (Wilion). This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa