Trojan War

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The Trojan War

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  • The Trojan War is a great historical event that lasted ten whole years taking place from 1194 to 1184 BC. It was fought in the city of Troy by the Greeks after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband, the King of Sparta. It's believed that Troy was somewhere near where Turkey is today.
  • The Trojan War started as a way for Zeus to reduce the problem of an ever-increasing population of humanity and as an expedition to reclaim Helen, wife of the King of Sparta. I was abducted by the Trojan prince, Paris and taken as his prize for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess in a competition with Athena and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. The Greeks wanted her back and to avenge Trojan impudence, thus a war began.
  • Eventually, the Greek armies retreated from their camp and left a large wooden horse outside the gates of Troy. After much debate, the Trojans brought the gift into the city. When night came, the horse opened up and a group of Greek warriors, led by Odysseus, climbed out and sacked the city of Troy from within. The Trojans were defeated by the Greeks once and for all. The Greek heroes slowly made their way home. Odysseus took 10 years to make the trechorous and often-interrupted journey home to Ithaca recounted in the “Odyssey.” Helen, whose two successive Trojan husbands were killed during the war, returned to Sparta.
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