Raoul Schrott shows in his book “Homers Heimat” (Homer’s Homeland)
the rootedness of the Iliad stories in Cilicia, in the Greek cities of Cilicia. These Greek cities were threatened by the expansion of the Assyrian Empire in the 8th and 7th centuries BC and successfully defended themselves.
My letter to the editor from 5 February 2008 (3rd continuation):
Schrott is to be agreed when he draws the bow to the Gilgamesh epic: There, too, it is about the end of an age. It is the age of the constellation Taurus, the Heavenly Bull, which Gilgamesh kills in the middle of the epic (Table VI).