Trojan War

  1. (Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy; the Greeks sailed to Troy to recover Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of Menelaus who had been abducted by Paris; after ten years the Greeks (via the Trojan Horse) achieved final victory and burned Troy to the ground
    the story of the Trojan War is told in Homer's Iliad
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  • There is probably no more pertinent a time for a revival of Shakespeare's story of the Trojan war than now.
  • The scene on the other side of the cylix is supposed to illustrate an incident of the Trojan War: two warriors, starting out on an expedition, are met and stopped by the god Hermes. A History of Greek Art
  • If you studied ancient history at school at all, you will have learned that the Trojan War began because a non-invitee at Zeus's banquet send an anonymous golden apple in her stead, and three goddeses had an argument about who deserved it most. Unthinkable? Historically accurate films | Editorial
  • the story of the Trojan War is told in Homer's Iliad
  • Some authors say flourished about A.D. 742; but the learned Ah-ah Foo-foo states that he was a cotemporary of Scharkspyre, the English poet, and flourished about A.D. 1328, some three centuries after the Trojan war instead of before it. Mark Twain
  • Two revolutions have shaped the study of the Trojan War in the last two decades, one in archaeology and the other in epigraphy the study of inscriptions. The Trojan War
  • His brother Menelaus was the husband of Helen, for whose sake the Trojan War was fought.
  • Perhaps the most famous legend about Aphrodite concerns the cause of the Trojan War.
  • Penelope, the wife of Ulysses, has been waiting many years for his return from the Trojan War.
  • I think the timocratic structure of divinity in early Greek myth might be quite a good thing to apply to the tale of Eris, the apple and the Trojan War.
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