The History Behind the Odyssey By javier Arevalo

What was the Trojan War?

The Trojan war was a war between Mycenaean Greece and the Kingdom of Troy. This conflict happend started when Queen Helen of Sparta was kidnapped by the Trojan Prince Paris. http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/entertainment/trojan-war.html

How did the war start and end?

The Trojan war began when Paris of Troy abducted Helen of Sparta and refused to return her back when Menelaus demanded. Later Menelaus Convinced his brother, Argamemnon to start a war against Troy to bring back Helen. After more than 10 years in war, the Greek army left a large wooden horse outside of Troy. Later at night, Greek warriors came out of the horse and defeated the Trojans. http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/entertainment/trojan-war.html

Who were the major players in the war?

Major players in the Trojan war consists of people like Odysseus and Achilles. Odysseus- Wise Greek warrior who thought of the horse Aeneas- only surviving Trojan warrior Diomedes- one of the greatest Greek warriors Achilles- greatest Greek warrior Patroclus- the reason Achilles started fighting again Nestor- eldest Greek Hecuba- queen of Troy Protesilaus- 1st. Greek to step on Trojan land Ajax- one of the greatest warriors Agamemnon- leader of the Greeks Helen- the face that launched 1,000 ships Hector- prince of Troy who is also the greatest Trojan warrior http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/troyilium/p/trojanpeople.htm

How does the Odyssey Relate to this?

In Greek mythology, the Trojan war was waged against the city of Troy by the Greeks. After Paris took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. http://www.mythweb.com/odyssey/background.html

Who is Homer?

Homer is a Greek poet who was born in between the 8th and 12th centuries. He wrote poems like The Odyssey and Lliad. http://www.biography.com/people/homer-9342775#when-he-was-born

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