What Was The Trojan War


"The story of the Trojan War—the Bronze Age conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece–straddles the history and mythology of ancient Greece and inspired the greatest writers of antiquity, from Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles to Virgil. Since the 19th-century rediscovery of the site of Troy in what is now western Turkey, archaeologists have uncovered increasing evidence of a kingdom that peaked and may have been destroyed around 1,180 B.C.—perhaps forming the basis for the tales recounted by Homer some 400 years later in the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey."


According to classical sources, the war began after the abduction (or elopement) 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.


The Trojan war was about the Greeks between the people of Troy. The Trojan war began when the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen the wife of Sparta.

The people who fought in the Trojan war are, the people of Troy, Agamemnon the leader of against the troys, then there was the Greek heros Achilles, diomedes, Odysseus, Nestor, and the two warriors Ajax.

Homer is a semi-legendary author of two epic poem the Iliad and the Odyssey, the central works of Greek literature and he wrote the Trojan war.

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