The History Behind the Odyssey By: Monique Marquez

What was the Trojan War?

The Trojan War was A war between the Greeks and the people of Troy. It lasted 10 years, from 1194 BC to 1184 BC. This war all took took place to retrieve Helen of Sparta,

How did the War Start and End?

The Trojan War started after the trojan prince, Paris, abducted Helen of Sparta and wife of Menelaus but when Menelaus demanded her return... the Trojans refused. Thus starting up the Trojan War.

Abduction of Helen of Sparta

How did the War end? Well the Greeks built a hollow wooden horse and fitted a small group of warriors inside. At night the Greek warriors came out of the horse, opened the gates, and Troy was destroyed by the Greek army waiting outside.

The Trojan horse

Who were the major players in the War?

The majors player in War included Helen of Troy, who the War was fought for. Agamemnon, the leader of Greek force of the Trojan War. Hector, the leader of Trojan force of the Trojan War. Achilles the Greeks greatest warrior. Prism king of Troy. Odysseus, tries not to participate in the Trojan War. Paris, Trojan Prince, abductor of Helen. Menelaus husband of Helen.

How does the Odyssey relate to the Trojan War?

The Odyssey can relate to the Trojan War because it technically depicts what life is like for Odysseus after the the Trojan War. It tells of his journey to his kingdom Ithac, a small island on the far side of Greece.

Who is Homer?

It isn't exactly clear who Homer was. Some people argue that "Homer" could a name for various authors that could have contributed to the epic poems. Others say that "Homer" was a wholly or partially bling poet. It is hard to tell weather the epics could have been formed in a century or over a period of century's.

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