What was called the Trojan War was in all probability a coordinated series of piratical raids by people from the Greek mainland, targeted on all along the coast of Asia Minor, apparently in the 12th Century BCE.From the tenuous record of the legendary Iliad, there was an initial failed attack on Troy, the raiders dispersed to loot the coastal and island cities around to the south, and returned ten years later for another go at Troy which succeeded.

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