Did the Trojan Horse really exist?

Lectures & discussions / Research event / 1 Feb 2020

Event information

1 Feb 2020

14.30 – 15.30

BP Lecture Theatre

British Museum, Great Russell Street,

London WC1B 3DG


  • £5
  • £4 (Members)
  • £4 (Concessions)

All ages

The story of the Trojan Horse is well-known. First mentioned in the Odyssey, it describes how Greek soldiers were able to take the city of Troy after a fruitless 10-year siege by hiding in a giant horse supposedly left as an offering to the goddess Athena. But did such a contraption really exist?

In this special lecture Patrick Finglass, University of Bristol, examines evidence from ancient art, archaeology, and literature for its possible existence and design.