Essay On The Trojan War

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During the time of the ancient Greeks, there was much tension between the Trojans and the Greeks, leading to the famous Trojan War. It all started when Paris, the prince of the magnificent city of Troy, abducted a woman after making a deal with the goddess of love, Aphrodite. There are many variations on how the war began and the battles that took place during it, but one event stayed for certain: The story of the large, wooden horse that lead to the downfall of Troy. Most of the information about this historical event was recorded in Homer’s famous works, The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Trojan War was started by a petty feud between three goddesses, fought by brave warriors, and recorded in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.
Conflicts began between the Trojans and the Greeks began long ago when King Peleus, who later on became the father of the Trojan War hero, Achilles, married Thetis, a sea nymph. “Their marriage was celebrated by the all of the gods except for the goddess of discord and strife, Eris, who was not included in the celebration,” (History.com). Infuriated, Eris threw her gift, a golden apple who was to be gifted to “the fairest,” amongst the guest. This wedding lead to the Trojan War because of the feud between the three goddesses, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, that occurred next. They quarreled over the apple and the title of it possessed and decided to ask Paris, a mortal prince, who truly was the fairest, most magnificent, goddess. They then bribed Paris with riches

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