The Trojan war was a conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and the Achaeans, Greeks. It started after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Queen Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. When the husband demanded her return, the Trojans refused. Menelaus then asked his brother to lead a army against Troy. The war ended when the Greeks defeated Troy using a large, hollow, wooden horse. The Greeks were able to gain entry inside the city walls of Troy.
Major Players in the War
Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan war. He was the brother-in-law of Helen of Troy. Ajax, was one of the suitors of Helen and was also a memeber of the army against Troy. Andromache, was the loving wife of the Trojan prince Hector. Cassandra, a princess of Troy, was given as a war bride to Agamemnon at the end of the Trojan War.
How it Relates to the Odyssey
The Odyssey story is about a warrior in the Trojan War, sailing home. Bacically, the same events happened in both occurrences.
Who was Homer?
Homer was a Greek poet, who was the first to illustrate the epic stories of Iliad and the Odyssey. He was born somewhere on the coast of Asia Minor. The exact location of wher Homer was born cannot be pinpointing.