The Trojan War
The Trojan War
The Trojan War was a legendary period of fighting which took place in Greece and Asia Minor. It was the largest military campaign ever led by the Greeks against Troy, and began after the Queen of Sparta, Helen, was kidnapped by Paris, the son of the King of Troy. This event has been told through many different works of Greek literature, including the now famous Iliad. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how this event provided a wealth of material for Greek tragedy and understand its major contribution to Greek mythology.
This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key moments in the bloody war, including the wrath of Achilles, the Trojan Horse and the eventual fall of Troy. It also features a full biography of the key protagonists, a valuable introduction to the political, social and economic context and an evaluation of the impact of the Trojan War, giving you all the essential information about this mythical clash of great powers.
About the Trojan War
The Trojan War is one of the most important events in Greek mythology, involving legendary figures such as Achilles, who died from an arrow shot into his heels. The war originated from the struggle between men and the gods and ended in the capture and destruction of the city of Troy by the Achaeans, which was the name given to the Greeks at the time. The survivors of the fighting scattered across Europe, founding cities which would become some of the greatest civilizations in the land.
This clear and accessible 39-page book is structured as follows:
- Introduction to the Trojan War
- Helen’s marriage and Tyndareus’s promise
- The Golden Apple of Discord
- Helen’s kidnapping
- Biographies of the key protagonists
- The Achaeans
- The Trojans
- The Trojan War
- The Achaeans’ coalition
- The first two campaigns against Troy
- The wrath of Achilles
- The Trojan horse
- The fall of Troy
- Impact of the Trojan War
- The birth of a new myth
- Troy and archaeology
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