The History Behind the Odyssey

What was the Trojan War?

" 'Trojan War, in Greek mythology, war between the Greeks and the people of Troy. The strife began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen wife of Sparta. When Menelaus demanded her return, the Trojans refused. Menelaus then persuaded his brother Agamemnon to lead the army against Troy.' "

How did the war start and end?

The war began after the abduction of Queen Helen of Sparta by the Trojan Prince Paris. The war had ended once the Greeks had used a wooden horse to enter the city of Troy.

Who where the major players in the war?

The major player in the Trojan war were, Priam, Odysseus, Hector, Menelaus, Diomedes, Paris, Helen of Troy, Briseis, Iphigenia.

How does the Odyssey relate to it?

The odyssey relates to the Trojan War because, it talks about the last few days of the Trojan War. Also talks about the Trojan horse history.

Who is homer?

Homer was a Greek poet. He was born sometime between the 12th and 8th centuries B.C. Possibly on the coast of of Asia Minor.


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