Black Ships Before Troy
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The Goddesses receive a golden apple that is addressed to the fairest Goddess. After years of arguing, they let Paris decide who Paris special offers to persuade him. Paris chooses Aphrodite and she promises him a beautiful wife. Paris is returned to his family but he leaves soon to find and steal a queen named Helen. He travels to her and acts as a guest before the king, but when the king leaves to go hunting, Helen goes back with Paris, leaving her husband.
When Menelaus returns to find his wife has left with Paris, he is furious. He sends a message to his brother, Agamemnon. All of Greece comes together to head for Troy to fight in a war to get Helen back. On the way to Troy, the hear about Achilles, and hunt him down. They trick him out of hiding, and bring him because he will help them win the war.
The Trojans and Greeks fight for nine years. During the tenth year, Achilles gets two maids from Troy. Chryseis is given to Agamemnon and Briseis is given to Achilles. Agamemnon is forced to return Chryseis , after Apollo plagued the Greeks. He then takes Briseis from Achilles. Achilles is angry and refuses to fight. Instead he tells his mom to ask Zeus for Troy to win the battle.
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