• Troy was a cultural connection between Mediterranean and Anatolian civilizations
  • Troy strived for a perfect city by constantly improving defenses, trading for valuable goods, and rearranging their layout
  • Walls of grand stature, Priam’s treasure, Roman urban influence
  • Importance of it’s location is shown by the decision to rebuilt on the same site
  • Being in the middle of cultural waves lead to advancement
  • Roman city structure, dome ovens from Lemnos, and Greek art
  • However the middle is an easy target for more isolated civilizations
  • Troy couldn’t keep up with other city states and was ultimately destroyed