History behind the Odyssey By Joseph LeBeau

The Trojan War

The Trojan War was between the Greeks and the city of Troy. The Trojan prince Paris kidnapped Queen Helen of Sparta. Her brother then got together a army to retrieve her with some of the biggest Greek heros like Achilles, Odysseus, Nestor and Ajax. The war went on for 10 years until the Greeks tricked the Trojans with a wooden horse they thought was a gift. They ground the huge wooden horse into their city and at night Greek warriors came out and defeated Troy from the inside.

The heros of Greek greatly affected the war. With their strength and smartness they led the Greeks to victory. They retrieved Queen Helen safely as well

Relation to Odyssey

In odysssey the heros of Greek try to save Helen just like what happened. It tells the story of their journey to Yroy and historical findings prove some of it to be true.

Homer is the writer of The Odyssey was thought be a fantasy writer. Many thought the books he wrote were purely fictional and had no relation to real life. This all changed when someone found the city of Troy and there was evidence to support his story. Homer is a mystery Some people think a group made the stories and some think of was just one man. Either way Homer with go down as a legendary poet.

Websites

Biography.com editors. "Homer Biograpy" http://www.biography.com/people/homer-9342775#legacy

Peter T Struck. "Trojan War" http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/php/homer/index.php?page=trojan

History.com Staff. "Trojan War" http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/trojan-war

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