The Wooden Horse

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  • Impenetrable Wall 
  • The Plan
  • This horse will trick them into letting us into their city!
  • Men Inside
  • The Greeks continue to attack with all of their might, though with the Trojans behind their walls they are fought back and continuously defeated.
  • The Man who was Left to Persuade 
  • The Greeks fall back to the beaches and devise a plan in order to penetrate the walls. They decided that they would build a horse as a gift to the Trojans, which they would believe is a peace offering to Athena. They would also leave the dead and the diseased to show that they left in a hurry and purposefully leave behind one man to tell the Trojans that this horse was a gift and a sign that the Greeks had been defeated. 
  • The Unheeded Warning
  • The Greeks would secretly fill the horse with men and sail the rest away back home.
  • The Party Begins
  • Sinon, the soldier who volunteered to be the one to stay behind with the horse convinced the Trojans that this was a gift. He told stories of signs and events given to and that occurred to the Greeks that convinced the Greek men to leave. Events where they wronged Athene and where Athena retaliated in killing men with serpents, and that this horse and their leaving of Troy was to bring peace between them and Athena.
  • The Greeks have returned home and offer this horse as a peace offering to Athena. 
  • The convinced Trojans brought the horse into their city despite a warning from Cassandra, the king's daughter who had the gift of foreknowledge, that this horse would bring the death of Troy.
  • This horse will be the death of Troy! You have to believe me!
  • They begin a large party as a celebration of winning the war as they drag the horse into the city.
  • Woooooo! Party!
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