Annotated Bibliography Of The Trojan War Essays

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Introduction to the Trojan War

For the longest time the trojan war was thought to be only a myth, that is until about 100 years ago when archeologists found the reminence of ruins in the place that was traditionally Troy in Homer 's stories. the timelines of the ruins was around the year 1250 B.C.E. which matches the timeline of the trojan war story beginnings. The story is used the most in Homer’s the Iliad and the Odyssey, although other poets before him added to the stories and legends of all the heros and the battles. today you can find many different versions of the trojan war as scholars are still not sure of the exact when, and whys. they did find very interesting artifacts and many different skeletons that match those of a rampage and plundering of a city.

The myth of the trojan war.

Paris was the son of the King Priam of Troy. When he was in his mother Hecuba’s womb,she had a dream that she gave birth to a deadly firebrand. She called the seers and asked them what this dream meant. They told her that meant her son would be the downfall of her husband’s kingdom. When the baby was born, she had him taken to Mount Ida and left there, but a mother bear found the babe and nursed him to health. Paris grew up as a shepherd.
One day on Mount Olympus at a wedding, all of the gods were enjoying the celebration when Eris the god of mischief threw a golden apple with the words “for the fairest” among Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite they began to quarrel asking the king of the…

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