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    significant events of the Trojan War, Greek siege of the city Troy and its fall. These epics started a monomania for historians, archaeologists and others to contest and contend whether or not there was a historical Trojan War. There are many differing opinions on the subject matter, though it seems that the scenario of Homer's epic poem being loosely based on actual historical events seems to be the most likely. That instead of a ten year long war between Greeks and Trojans started by the…

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    his fierceness in the Trojan War. Achilles was the son of a greek god and goddess that were a King And Queen, Peleus and Thetis. His mother, Thetis wanted him to be immortal so she dipped him in the waters of the river Styx. This made him immortal. One thing she did not notice was that she was holding him by his heel when she put him in the water, thus resulting in a small spot where he is mortal. Achilles was a strong, fearless, smart and brave fighter. In the Trojan war, Achilles has three…

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    The Trojan War was an epic siege carried out by the Achaean kingdoms against the Trojan city of Troy, spanning through the 12th and 13th century, approximately 1250 BCE. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, the 2004 film adaptation “Troy” was supposedly inspired by the text of the Homer’s Iliad, a poetic variation of the events, which incorporated both historical and mythological aspects into said poem. With this, the film falls short historically; having excluded all religious notions involving gods…

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    Who started the Trojan War? This question has led to numerous debates among historians. There is no concrete answer to this question, because Greek plays blame different individuals. Aeschylus’ Agamemnon suggests that the curse on the house of Atreus should be blamed for the suffering brought on by the Trojan War, while Euripides’ The Women of Troy implies that Helen is to blame, whereas I will argue that it is the Gods’ fault. In the play Agamemnon there are two parties debating who to blame…

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    The Trojan War In Greek legend, Trojan War was famous war waged by the Greeks armies after the escape of Hele of Sparta by Paris of Troy (or Iliad). Everything start when Cassandra (Priam’s daughter King of Troy) predicts the destruction of Troy because of the birth of his brother, Prince Paris. That is why Paris was abandoned as a baby to die. However, that never happened because Paris was picked up and raised by a pastor. Then, years later, Paris learned of his true origin and returned to…

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    In The Trojan War this concept is depicted early on when, given the choice of "power and riches"," glory and renown in war", or "the fairest of women for his wife", Paris goes with the third (48). By this instance, the myth is fairly explicit in exposing the value system of the average Greek male. Whether Paris 's…

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    The Trojan War is one of the most remembered and iconic wars from ancient times. Thought to be fought between 1194 BCE to 1184 BCE, lasting ten years, this war is one that most consider the most thrilling and dramatic from the Greek times. While a great deal of the information we have on the Trojan War is obtained from Homer 's The Iliad, most of it is based in mythology. Zeus hosted a banquet to celebrate the union of Peleus and Thetis, and invited every god, goddess, and demi-god with the…

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    The Odyssey begins after the Trojan War; Odysseus who is the king of Ithaca is lost on a sea voyage after fighting in Troy, for about ten years. Years past while he is on his sea voyage home, the people of Ithaca believe Odysseus is dead, however in the story told by Homer, Odysseus is being held as a sex slave with the goddess Kalypso. Since Odysseus has angered the Greek Sea God Poseidon, Poseidon refuses to let Odysseus get home without some hardships. Meanwhile back in Ithaca, Penelope who…

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    can determine the historical reality of the so called, Trojan War. I contend, that whilst the main source of information, Homers Iliad, is largely mythological and written not for history but for entertainment, there are still some archaeological factors suggesting there was some form of conflict between Greece and Troy. Thus, the categorisation of the Trojan war as a myth, warrants critical evaluation. I propose the reality behind the Trojan War is highly contorted, and may just be a form of…

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    Many myths had survived with the pass of the years, and many of them had become a great influence in our culture. “The Trojan War” is a story that creates controversy whether you're a casual reader or an expert in mythology, not just by the story but by the two heroes that die following their beliefs. Achilles hero of Greece and hector hero of Troy, make the unbelievable task in order to be recognized by their own people. People still considered both warriors as legends with many characteristic…

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