History behind the Odyssey Juan Kat Osuna

What was the trojan War?

The Trojan War was a war arranged by Zuez himself to control overpopulation in Greece, and furthermore, take back Helen from the king of Sparta. It was fought between the Greeks and the Trojans, millions of men thrown into battle, and the Greeks on an extensive journey.

How and When did the Trojan war begin and end?

The Trojan war was estimated to have begun sometime in the 13th century BC, and have gone on for 10 years. The war began because after Queen Helen of Sparta was kidnapped the Trojan Prince, her husband, Melenaus sends his brother along with group of heroes to retrieve her.

Who were major players in the war

Among the main heroes in the war included Achilles, Odysseus, Ajax, Diomedes, Patroklos, Antilokus, Menestheus, and Idomenus.

How does the Odyssey relate to it?

The Odyssey, written by Homer, counts the last 53 days of the war. It gives the conclusion of the Greek heroes' journey, and explains the action taking place following the the heroes' arrival to the city of Troy.

Who was Homer?

Homer was the author of the Odyssey and the Iliad. Homer does incorporate his own opinions in his book, for example saying that the real trigger of the war was the rape of Helen. It's mostly because of him that we know about the Trojan War today.

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