The History Behind The Odyssey Kosi Agina Per. 6

The Trojan War

The Trojan War was the Bronze Age conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece. It inspired some of the greatest writers such as Homer, Herodotus, and Virgil. There are books about the Trojan War such as the Odyssey.

The Trojan War began because of the abduction of a Queen named Helen of Sparta by the Trojan prince Paris. Helen's husband convinced told his brother to get Helen back so Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, led a journey to get her back. He was joined by Greek heros such as Achillies. The War ended after the Greeks left a horse outside the city of Troy and the city brought it in. Inside the horse there were a group of Greek Warriors and they sacked the city from within.

Horse brought into Troy

Major Players in the Trojan War

Agamemnon: He was the leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War. He was also the brother-in-law of Queen Helen of Sparta.


Queen Helen: She was the reason that the Greeks invaded Troy and fought the Trojan War. She was so beautiful Prince Paris of Troy abducted her.

Achilles: He was the leading hero for the Greeks in the Trojan War.

Odysseus: Came up with the idea of the wooden horse and fought in the Trojan War for the Greeks.

The Odyssey relation to Trojan War

Odysseus, one of the main fighters in the Trojan War stars in this book. It chronicles his ten wear journey back after fighting in the Trojan War. This story occurs after the Trojan War is over.

Who is Homer?

Homer is a famous Greek Poet. He is famous for the poems The Iliad and The Odyssey. He is mostly a mystery to many historians because they do not know a lot about him. Some historians think his poems were a one man show and some thought it was a group effort. He was a very influential poet.

Works Cited Page Editors. "Homer." A&E Networks Television, 06 Oct. 2015. Web. 13 Jan. 2017. Staff. "Trojan War." A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 13 Jan. 2017.

Hunter, James. "Odysseus." Odysseus. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2017.

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