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How did the Trojans hold out against the Achaeans for ten years? What about food?
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>what if we now hear me out, we grow food inside the city walls and dig wells inside the city walls
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>>4991234
Do you have any idea how much farmland it takes to feed a city of people?
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>>4991227
Assuming there actually was a Trojan war more or less in line with Greek mythological history (dubious); the Greeks did not have a close siege for even most of those 10 years, in fact, it's not even 100% clear when they arrived at Troy, since they seem to count Agammemnon and Meneleus running around and recruiting people for their crusade as the start of the war.

But even by the time of the Iliad, which is very late in that 10 year cycle, the Trojans aren't penned in. They have regular communication with other towns in the region and their allies.
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>>4991227
10 year sieges are a 40K tier autism.
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Outside support from other nations and the fact that is wasnt a literal 10 year seige. It was likely a legitimate war but the seiging itself only during key moments
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>>4991227
It's just a poetic way to say "it was a really long siege".
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>>4991227
>How did the Trojans hold out against the Achaeans for ten years? What about food?
Have you read the Iliad? The Achaeans only held the beaches, the Trojans had control in-land territories and allies more in-land too.

The Achaeans didn't siege Troy, they failed so hard that Odysseus had to think of a solution.
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>>4991227
Just dropping it
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>>4991316
this
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>>4991227
>impliedcannibalism.jpg
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>>4991227
It's bullshit, there's no reliable evidence of siege warfare among Greeks occurring during 1100-490BC period, only during Peloponnesian war Greeks started besieging.
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>>4991493
Isn't ceuta coastal?
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>>4991227
I think they all went home for most of the year and were only there for the Spring, right?
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>>4992731
If they had done that Agamemnon would have died the first time he came home.
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>>4991453
Would make it tied for the 3rd longest siege in history
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>>4993186
What’s the longest one?
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>>4993216
Saw a list that said, Siege of Candia.
21 Years.

Its wikipedia page says its the second longest though. Looks like the other one had a break so it's really just two long sieges in 1694–1720 and 1721–1727. Sieges of Ceuta
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>>4991520
>there's no reliable evidence of siege warfare among Greeks occurring during 1100-490BC period, only during Peloponnesian war Greeks started besieging
Or maybe only Thukydides has started histography aka relieable evidence? It really didn't read like concepts like building a ramp and counterramp made of dirt towards the wall were completely new. >>4992682
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>>4991308
What if the city has only 10 people?




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