The HistoryBehind the Odyssey By: kimberly Bautista

What was the Trojan War?

Trojan War, in Greek mythology, war between the Greeks and the people of Troy. The strife began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. When Menelaus demanded her return, the Trojans refused. Menelaus then persuaded his brother Agamemnon to lead an army against Troy.

How did the war start and end?

According to classical sources, the war began after the abduction of Queen Helen of Sparta by the Trojan prince Paris. Helen's jilted husband Menelaus convinced his brother Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, to lead an expedition to retrieve her.

Who were the major players in the war?

The major players in the war were Agamemnon, Ajax, Andromache, Cassandra, Clytemnestra, Hector, Hecuba, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Iphigenia, Penelope, Priam, and Sarpedon.

How does the Odyssey relate to it?

The Odyssey relates to the Trojan War because the book's main subject is about Troy's journey home which took 10 years. It also starts off taking about the last days of the Trojan War.

Who is Homer?

Homer was a Greek author who was born between the 12th and 8th centuries BC, somewhere on the coast of Asia Minor. He is famous for the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, which have had an enormous effect on Western culture, but very little is known about their alleged author.

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