The Trojan War: The Magic Of The Trojan War

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Samir Hamed
Ms. Toney
English I
February 21, 2017
The Magic Of The Trojan War
The Trojan War. The war lasted for 10 years and took place in Troy. Paris was the son of King Priam, the ruler of Troy.
When Paris was a young boy there was a prophecy that he would cause the destruction of Try. He was sent to Mount Ida to be raised by a shepherd. Thetis was a beautiful water goddess. Zeus (Jupiter) fell in love with her. But it was prophesized that her son would be greater than his father. Zeus did not want to be the father of her son. He ordered her to marry a man form earth. (e.g., Virgil’s Aeneid) There was a grand wedding. All the gods and goddess were invited, except Eris (Discord). She loved to make trouble. Nobody wanted trouble. Everyone
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Agamemnon and Menelaus went to get Odysseus to help them go get Helen back. But Odysseus had married. He did not want to leave his wife Penelope or his son Telemachus. Odysseus pretended to be crazy n\by plowing with an ox.
Also, he sowed salt into the ground. Agamemnon and Menelaus put his son in the path of the plow. Odysseus stopped and shoed he was not crazy. He joined them in the war against Troy. Odysseus went to get Achilles to join them. Odysseus was the wisest of the Greeks. He pretended to be a trader. He took many beautiful things that girls would like. He also took a sword and armor. Achilles, disguised as a girl, was very interested in the sword and amour. Odysseys knew Achilles would be. It was a trick. Achilles put on the amour, while the girls looked at other things. Odysseys caught Achilles. When Odysseus told Achilles about the war he agreed to go and fight. The Greek army was assembled and they boarded thousand ships. "The Trojan War: c. 1200 bce." Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History, edited by Jennifer Stock, vol. 4: Europe, Gale, 2014. Student Resources in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/ODAWUQ793444715/SUIC?u=j079907004&xid=4e6eded2. Accessed 20 Feb.

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