The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy [a Greek Myth] by Justine Korman FontesFor ten years, the battle raged. Thousands of ancient Greeces best warriors battled their enemies, the Trojans, in a desperate attempt to win back King Meneleuss beautiful wife, Helen. After a decade of fighting and thousands dead, the Greek forces suddenly fell back. Cautiously the Trojans ventured out of the city walls, where they discovered a giant wooden horse and a messenger. Should they accept this peace offering? Or is the gift horse too good to be true?
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Trojan War (Rise of Troy)
The story of the Trojan War—the Bronze Age conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece—straddles the history and mythology of ancient Greece and inspired the greatest writers of antiquity, from Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles to Virgil. Since the 19th-century rediscovery of the site of Troy in what is now western Turkey, archaeologists have uncovered increasing evidence of a kingdom that peaked and may have been destroyed around 1, B. According to classical sources, the war began after the abduction or elopement of Queen Helen of Sparta by the Trojan prince Paris. Agamemnon was joined by the Greek heroes Achilles , Odysseus, Nestor and Ajax, and accompanied by a fleet of more than a thousand ships from throughout the Hellenic world. The siege, punctuated by battles and skirmishes including the storied deaths of the Trojan prince Hector and the nearly-invincible Achilles, lasted more than 10 years until the morning the Greek armies retreated from their camp, leaving a large wooden horse outside the gates of Troy. When night fell, the horse opened up and a group of Greek warriors, led by Odysseus, climbed out and sacked the Troy from within. After the Trojan defeat, the Greeks heroes slowly made their way home.
The Trojan war was a war against the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek city-states which led to a victory by the City of Troy. The Trojan war according to Greek mythology was waged over a myriad of political concerns but the catalyst was Paris, Prince of Troy, taking the Queen of Sparta, Helen, from her husband and taking her to Troy to serve as his wife. Being wrapped in mythology the war has many uncertainties but with Troy's survival as a major city its extremely obvious that Troy won the war and was not burned to the ground. Lasting a long nine years the Trojan was led to thousands of casualties and according to mythology many major Greek heroes such as Achilles were killed during this war. The Trojans wars origins are subject to debate but many agree that a series of political issues between Mycenae and Troy led to the war breaking out. Mythologically and potentially factually a Prince of Troy named Paris took the wife of the King of Sparta for himself taking her over the Aegean to Troy proper. Eventually discovered the King of Sparta took this to his brother Menelaus, king of Mycenae.
The name Troy refers both to a place in legend and a real-life archaeological site. In legend, Troy is a city that was besieged for 10 years and eventually conquered by a Greek army led by King Agamemnon. This abduction was done by Paris, the son of Troy's King Priam. Throughout the "Iliad" the gods constantly intervene in support of characters on both sides of the conflict. Troy also refers to a real ancient city located on the northwest coast of Turkey which, since antiquity, has been identified by many as being the Troy discussed in the legend. Whether the Trojan War actually took place, and whether the site in northwest Turkey is the same Troy, is a matter of debate. The modern-day Turkish name for the site is Hisarlik.
But did a fight between the Greeks and Trojans really take place?
When considering the many Greek and Roman myths that surround Helen, from her childhood to her life after the Trojan War, a layered and fascinating woman emerges. Helen is among the mythical characters fathered by Zeus. On the same night, Leda slept with her husband Tyndareus and as a result gave birth to four children, who hatched from two eggs. Image source. From one egg came the semi-divine children, Helen and Polydeuces who is called Pollux in Latin , and from the other egg came the mortals Clytemnestra and Castor. The boys, collectively called the Dioscuri, became the divine protectors of sailors at sea, while Helen and Clytemnestra would go on to play important roles in the saga of the Trojan War. In this version, too, Helen hatched from an egg.