The 2004 version of 'Troy' remains among one of the all time great spectacles brought to screen, with graphic battle scenes and the visual impact of the set. telling the tale of 'Paris's' love for the beautiful 'Helen' who was married to 'Menelaus' brother to 'Agamemnon' ruler of most of the greek provinces.
(It is more likely in truth that the siege was more to do with control of trading-rights around the 'Aegean-Sea' than the pursuit of 'Helen')
The legends that walked the earth during those times including the arrogant and often petulant 'Achilles' who fought for nobody, not king or country, only the glory of the fight hoping to be remembered down the years to come.
Until relatively recent history many historians doubted the exsistence of 'Homer's' 'Troy' however in the late 19th century 'Heinrich Schilemann' who had an obsession to find it, started excavating the site in 1871, just as 'Homer' had written the city found had suffered a great fire, probably as a result of the conquering 'Greek's torching the site.
Whether or not the heroes such as 'Achilles' 'Hector' and 'Odysseus' ever walked the through the pages of history, who knows, i'd like to believe that they did................great collector's item