The History Behind the Odyssey By: Coral Figueroa

What was the Trojan War?

The Trojan War

The Trojan War was a war in Greek Mythology between the Greeks and the people of Troy.

How did the war start and end?

The war started when Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, the wife of Menelaus of Sparta and didn't want to give her back to Menelaus.

Halo wooden horse

It ended by the Greeks building a halo wooden horse and hiding a small group of Warriors that got inside,unlocked the gates ,& destroyed Troy .

Who were the major players in war?

Th gods Achilles, Patroclus, Diomedes, Odysseus, Nestor, and the two warriors named Ajax.

How does the Odyssey relate to it?

They were both written by Homer and expected to be sung instead of being read. Both have lots of use of epithets.

Who is Homer?

Homer is an ancient Greek poet.

Works cited

"The Odyssey - Homer - Ancient Greece - Classical Literature." The Odyssey - Homer - Ancient Greece - Classical Literature. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

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