Trojan war By Victoria Guzman

Trojan War

The Trojan War was war between the Greeks and the people of Troy due to the abduction of queen Helen of Sparta. The Greeks scheme to get Helen back was to design a big wooden horse that they can hide in so the people of Troy can bring it in and later on began what they started.


How did the war start and end?

According to classical resources, the war began after Trojan prince Paris abducted Menelaus wife, Helen. When Menelaus commanded his wife back, the Trojans refused. So Menelaus convinced Agamemnon, his brother, to lead the army against Troy.The Greeks scheme was to lure themselves inside the Trojans with a wooden horse like a gift. That night Greeks warriors came out led by odyssey. After the Trojans defeat the Greeks heroes made their way back home.


Who were the major players in war?

The main players that each played a role in the Trojan war was Queen Helen of Sparta(wife of Menelaus & abducted by Trojan prince Paris). The leader of the army against Trojan and brother of Menelaus was Agamemnon. Agamemnon was joined by the Greek heroes Achilles, Odysseus, Nestor and Ajax. Lastly there's Priam the Trojan king, husband of Hecuba, and father of prince Paris and others.


How does the Odyssey relate to it?

Odyssey was a story/poem by homer. That story explained Odysseus ten year journey home from Troy. Homer was a Greek poet of two epic poems called the llaid and the odyssey, which is the work of Greek literature.

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