E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Trojan War (The).
The siege of Troy by the Greeks. After a siege of ten years the city was taken and burnt to the ground. The last year of the siege is the subject of Homers Iliad; the burning of Troy and the flight of Ænas is a continuation by Virgil in his Ænid.
The Trojan War, by Henry of Veldig, (Waldeck), a minnesinger (twelfth century) is no translation of either Homer or Virgil, but a German adaptation of the old tale. By far the best part of this poetical romance is where Lavinia tells her tale of love to her mother.