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  • (noun): An ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War.
    Synonyms: Ilion, Ilium
    See also — Additional definitions below


Troy (Ancient Greek: Ἴλιον, Ilion, or Ἴλιος, Ilios; and Τροία, Troia; Latin: Trōia and Īlium; Hittite: Wilusa or Truwisa; Turkish: Truva) was a city, both factual and legendary, in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey, south of the southwest end of the Dardanelles / Hellespont and northwest of Mount Ida. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey seems to show that the name Ἴλιον (Ilion) formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον (Wilion). This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa.

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Donald S. Taylor
... Taylor was born on June 17, 1898, in Troy, NY, and attended Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y ... later Wager, Taylor, Howd LeForestier in Troy, New York ... and is interred with his brother in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y ...
Manfred Korfmann - Biography
... at Besik Bay, a few kilometres from the famous site of Hisarlik (the supposed location of Homer's Troy) ... In 1988 the Turkish government gave him an exclusive excavation license for Troy itself (which for academic purposes is internationally known as Troia, at his suggestion) ... his team excavated large sections of the lower part of Troy, beneath the later Roman-era ruins ...
Robert Gosselin - Political Career
... Gosselin was elected to the Troy City Council in 1993 ... District which included portions of Rochester Hills, Michigan and Troy ... In 2002, after his district was consolidated into Troy and Clawson, he ran for and lost a Michigan Senate seat against incumbent Shirley Johnson in the 13th District ...
Troy, Ohio - Media
... The city and surrounding area are served by a daily newspaper based in Troy, the Troy Daily News. ...
Ilium Building
... corner of Fulton and Fourth (northbound US 4) in Troy, New York, United States ... Places on August 13, 1970, and since 1986 has also been a contributing property to the Central Troy Historic District ... Today it remains one of the landmarks of downtown Troy ...

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  • (noun): A system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains.
    Synonyms: troy weight

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