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The Trojan War : The Happenings Of The Trojan War

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The Happenings Of The Trojan War. The Trojan War was a conflict fought between the Greeks and the Trojans. The war lasted for ten years and it happened from 1194 to 1184 BC (timelessmyths.com).The war began around 1194 BC, at the time the kings of the rivaling cities were King Priam of Troy, and King Menelaus of Sparta. Furthermore, Priam had several wives at the time having around 50 sons and many daughters, while Menelaus had one wife named Helen and two kids by the name of Hermione and Nicostratus (Iliad). Know that when most people think of the beginning of the Trojan War, they think it started with Paris, Priam’s son took Helen away from Sparta. Some believe that Helen went willingly and thus the war began. According to mythology, the war was believed to have started when Eris, the goddess of discord and quarreling did not receive an invite to the wedding of the hero, Peleus, and nymph, Thetis. Eris was not happy about this, being the goddess of discord, she did what she did best, cause havoc. Eris got a golden apple and tossed it among the feast of the wedding. The apple is a symbol of beauty. The Apple rolled to the feet of three goddesses sitting: Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. Therefore, each of the three goddesses fought each other saying they were the prettiest goddess. At some point, they were done with fighting and decided to ask Zeus. Zeus refused to answer and appointed Paris with the task of deciding who to choose. This lead to, Paris not being able
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