How did the War Start and End?
The war began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. When Menelaus demanded her return, the Trojans refused. Menelaus then persuaded his brother to lead an army against Troy. Finally the Greeks built a large hollow woooden horse in which a small group of warriors were concealed. The othe Greeks sailed home to make it seem like they left and only left behind the house and sinon, who deceitfully persuaded the Trojans, despite the warnings to take the horse within the city walls. At night the Greeks returned; their companions crept out of the horse and opened the city gates, and Troy was destroyed
Who were the major players in the war?
Agamemnon, Ajax, Andromache, Achilles, Patroclus, Diomedes, and Odysseus
How does the Odyssey Relate to it?
It is related to the Odyssey because it tell the back story of Odysseus and his journey back home.