The Trojan War : Truth Or Tale?

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The Trojan War: truth or tale? The Trojan War is one of the most famous wars to have even taken place in history, however, historians do argue as to whether the war actually took place. The Trojan War was first mentioned in a book called The Iliad, which was written by a famous Greek poet, Homer. The Iliad was then followed on by the Odyssey. The city of Troy has been a mystery all throughout history, although there is evidence of ancient fortifications and buildings that have been discovered by archaeologists. The author of both the Iliad and the Odyssey is Homer, who is identified as a blind man, but no one knows definitively if he was real or legendary. The earliest mentions of him occur centuries after his era. The poems associated with him seem to have been changed by multiple authors before it was finally written down in its current form. Homer's Iliad begins in the tenth year of the Trojan War - which was fought between the ancient Greeks and the Trojans. Helen, the wife of Menelaus, runs away from Sparta to be with Paris, the Prince of Troy; it is possible that she was abducted, although this is unclear. Menelaus's brother, Agamemnon assembles allies and travels to Troy in attempt to claim Helen back - This is a motive that triggers the war. During the ten long years of battle, the war becomes very tiresome, and everyone wants to go home. Until suddenly, things become very tense between Agamemnon and Achilles (A warrior) who refuses to fight. Patroclus (Achilles
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