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Troy (Greek: Τροία, Troia, also Ίλιον, Ilion; Latin: Troia, Ilium,[1] Turkish: Truva) is a legendary city and center of the Trojan War, as described in the Epic Cycle, and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Trojan refers to the inhabitants and culture of Troy.

Today it is the name of an archaeological site, the traditional location of Homeric Troy, Turkish Truva, in Hisarlık in Anatolia, close to the seacoast in what is now Çanakkale province in northwest Turkey, southwest of the Dardanelles under Mount Ida.

A new city of Ilium was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment of Constantinople and declined gradually during Byzantine times.

In the 1870s the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann excavated the area. Later excavations revealed several cities built in succession to each other. One of the earlier cities (Troy VII) is often identified with Homeric Troy. While such an identity is disputed, the site has been successfully identified with the city called Wilusa in Hittite texts; Ilion (which goes back to earlier Wilion with a digamma) is thought to be the Greek rendition of that name.

Troya (en griego Τροία o Τροίας; también llamada Ilión, en griego Ίλιον o Ίλιος y Wilusha en hitita) es una ciudad tanto histórica como legendaria, donde se desarrolló la Guerra de Troya. La palabra Wilusha es de origen hitita y, según los estudios de Starke en 1997 (Hawkins 1998, y Niemeier 1999), indica la Troya homérica, también llamada Ilión por los griegos. También se utilizaría para indicar a los troyanos o tróades.

Troya (Truva, Yunanca: Τροία, Troia veya Ίλιον, İlion, Latince: Troia veya Ilium) Homeros tarafından yazıldığı sanılan iki manzum destandan biri olan İlyada'da bahsi geçen Troya savaşının geçtiği antik kent. Antik İda Dağı'nın (Kaz Dağı) eteklerinde, Çanakkale il sınırları içinde yer alır.

Günümüzde Türkiye sınırları içinde yer alan Troya kentinin adı Fransızcanın etkisiyle bu dildeki Troie kelimesinin okunuşundan Türkçeye Truva olarak da geçti ve yaygınlaştı.

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