The Histroy Behind the Odyssey By: Emilee Perez

About the Trojan War

The "Trojan War" was based on Greek mythology. It was a war between the Greeks and the people of Troy.

How did the war start and end?

It began with the prince of Trojan, Paris, abducted a women named Helen. The Trojans refused to return her, which lead to a war against the Greeks and the Trojans.

The War ended when the Greeks used a large wooden horse to defend against the Troys. The horse helped the Greeks gain entry into the walls of Troy.

The Greeks would worship the horse for its wonderful deeds that it did when helping getting into the walls of Troy.

The major players in the war.

Odysseus: A wise Greek warrior

Aeneas: The only Trojan survivor

Achilles: The greatest Greek warrior.

Nestor: The eldest Greek.

Hecuba: Queen of Troy.

Agamemnon: Leader of the Greeks.

Helen: Daughter of Leda and Zeus. Was stolen from Greece and took to Troy.

Hector: Prince of Troy; Greatest Trojan warrior.

How was the Odyssey Related to the Trojan War?

The Odyssey was right after the Trojan War ended. That is when they took the wooden horse inside the Troy walls. The people of Troy were tricked by the Greek Odysseus. The Greeks have been lying siege for nine years.

Who was Homer?

  • He was a Greek poet.
  • He wrote all books of the Odyssey and Iliad.
  • Some people think that he was only one man. Others think the poems were created by a group, it remains a mystery.

Bibliography

http://www.mythweb.com/odyssey/background.html

https://www.reference.com/history/did-trojan-war-end-b105a792195469a4

http://www.ancient-literature.com/greece_homer_odyssey.html

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