What was the Trojan War?
The Trojan war is a war fought between the Greeks and Troy's people.
How did the war start and end?
The war began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus. Menelaus demanded for them to give her back but the Trojans refused. Menelaus got his brother Agamemnon to lead an army against Troy. At Aulis, the troops gathered and were led by great Greek heros- Achilles, Patroclus, Diomedes, Odysseus, Nestor, and two warriors named Ajax. In order to get formidable winds in the journey, Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia to Artemis. They finally sailed. For 9 years, the Greeks destroyed the surrounding cities and the country side. Odysseus then obstructed a horse outside of Troy. He told the citizens that the horse was safe. The Trojans thought that it was a peace treaty and celebrated. When everyone was asleep, Greeks emerged from the horse and slaughtered the Trojans.
Who were the major players in the war?
The major players were great Greek heros- Achilles, Patroclus, Diomedes, Odysseus, Nestor, and two warriors named Ajax.
How does the Odyssey relate to it?
The heros of Greek were on a long journey and the war lasted 10 years.
Who is Homer?
Homer is a poet who was the first to write the Odessey and the Iliad. The Greek poet Homer was born sometime between the 12th and 8th centuries BC. The Odessey and the Iliad had a huge effect on the western cultures.