History Behind The Odessey By Brandon Delgado

What was the Trojan War?

How does the Odyssey relate to it?

The Trojan War was a battle between the kingdoms of Troy and the Greeks. The Trojan War was a very significant event in Greek mythology. The Odyssey uses the locations in the Trojan war as well as some of the stories that come along with the war.

How did the war start and end?

The Trojan War is assumed to have began in the Bronze Age and lasted 10 years. This war began when Aphrodite took away Helen from King menclause and he decided to take back helen because she was his wife. This war ended once the Greeks defeated Troy using a huge, hallow, horse to get inside of Troy.

Who were the major players in the war?

The major players in the war were Agamemnon, Ajax, Andromache, Cassandra, Clytemnestra, Hector, Hecuba, and Helen Of Troy. Agamemnon was the leader of the Trojan War so he was one if not the most important people in the Trojan War. The rest of these people were either related to or followers of one another.

Who is Homer?

Homer was a Greek poet who is believed to be born between the 8th and 12th centuries BC. His epics The Iliad and The Odyssey had major affects upon the Greek culture. After these two epics were released the a large portion of Greek began to use his language style. This made it difficult for people to pinpoint his exact time of birth and life. Homer himself is a mystery no one knows exactly where he was born or where her lived.

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