The History Behind the Odyssey By Hope Ly

Introduction

The Odyssey is about how the hero Odysseus is making his way back home after the Trojan War. The struggles he goes through to get back home.

What was the Trojan War?

The Trojan War was about the war between the Greeks. The Trojan army proctected the town of Troy. The army was led by King Priam. The Trojan army had help from other towns and even got help from Greek gods such as: Apollo, Aphrodite, Ares, and Leto. The reason why the Trojan was able to hold off invaders was because the wall they had around it was made by the Greek gods.

How did the Trojan War Start?

The Trojan War started as a way for Zeus to decrease the population of humanity and to reclaim Helen. Helen was abducted by the Trojan prince Paris and taken as his prize for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess in a competition with Athena and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. Menelaos and the Greeks wanted her back and to avenge Trojan impudence.

Who were the major players in the war?

The majo players in the Trojan War was mostly the Greek gods and Odysseus.

How does the Odyssey relates to the Trojan War?

It relates because The Odyssey was talking about Odysseus who was part of the Trojan War. It also talks about the struggles he went through just to get home.

Who is Homer?

Homer is the poet who wrote The Odyssey and The Iliad.

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