Liz: The Trojan War

  • Jan 1, 1050

    Wedding of King Peleus and Thetis

    Wedding of King Peleus and Thetis
    An apple was thrown into the wedding of King Peleus and Thetis marked "for the fairest". Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena decided they each fit the description. Zeus let Paris of Troy decide who was the fairest. Paris chose Aphrodite to be the fairest of the three.
  • Jan 3, 1050

    Paris's reward

    Aphrodite awarded Paris the fairest woman in the world, Helen of Greece. Paris was friends with Menelaus, Helen's husband, but he abused Menelaus's trust. He took Helen while Menelaus was away.
  • Jan 5, 1050

    The Army set out for Troy

    When Menelaus saw she was gone, he gathered the Greek army to set out for Troy to get Helen back.
  • Period: Mar 17, 1050 to Jan 1, 1059

    9 Years of War

    Nine years passed and there was no decided victor. Sometimes the war would be in favor of the Greeks and sometimes it would be in favor of the Trojans.
  • Apr 19, 1059

    Agamenmon stole the priest's daughter

    Agamenmon, a Greek, had stolen the priest's daughter, Chryseis. The priest prayed to Apollo for help. In response, the god shot flaming arrows and the Greek army, giving them a huge disadvantage.
  • Apr 27, 1059

    Achilles and Agamenmon's quarrel

    Achilles, also Greek, pointed out that because Agamenmon had stolen Chryseis, Apollo was upset with them, which caused the Greeks to lose. Agamenmon had to return the maiden to her father in order to ease Apollo's anger. Agamenmon in turn stole Achilles's maiden, Briseis.
  • Apr 29, 1059

    Zeus's promise

    Achilles's mother, Thetis, was upset at Agamenmon due to the fact that he stole Achilles's maiden. She told Achilles not to fight anymore. She then went and talked to Zeus who agreed to let the Trojans win.
  • Jun 1, 1059

    Paris vs. Menelaus

    Paris vs. Menelaus
    It was decided that Paris and Menelaus should face each other. The outcome of this fight would determine who won the war. Paris would have been defeated if Aphrodite didn't help him. When he was about to lose, Aphrodite gathered Paris in a cloud and took him back to Troy. Since Paris was no longer to be seen, Menelaus was declared the victor.
  • Jun 1, 1059

    The war continued

    Hera didn't want the war to end, and she had Athena make a Trojan, Pandarus, shoot an arrow at Menelaus. This upset the Greeks and continued the war.
  • Jul 26, 1059

    Zeus helps the Trojans

    Zeus came down to Earth and helped the Trojans, giving them a huge advantage and causing the Greeks to fall back.
  • Aug 3, 1059

    Agamenmon asks for forgiveness

    Agamenmon was blamed for the fact that the Greeks were losing. Because Agamenmon stole Achilles's maiden, Achilles wouldn't fight. He sent gifts to Achilles, including Achilles's maiden. However, Achilles did not accept the gifts and refused to help the Greeks fight against the Trojans.
  • Aug 8, 1059

    Hera's interference

    Hera's interference
    Hera was upset that the Trojans were now winning, and she came up with a plan to make sure this was no longer the case. She poured a sweet sleep potion on Zeus and the Greeks started winning.
  • Aug 15, 1059

    Zeus wakes up

    Zeus was very upset when he woke up and realized Hera had tricked him. Hera blamed Poseidon, who stopped helping the Greeks when Zeus asked him. However, he was only helping the Greeks due to Hera's request. The Trojans then started doing better in the war.
  • Sep 11, 1059

    Patroclus's death

    Achilles's friend, Patroclus, had stayed alongside Achilles and agreed not to fight the war anymore. However, he could see that he was desperately needed and he went into battle, where he died by Hector's spear. Achilles was overcome with grief when he heard this news, and he vowed to kill the one who had killed his best friend.
  • Sep 12, 1059

    Achilles vs. Hector

    Achilles was determined to face Hector, and this he did. Athena helped Achilles beat Hector. Achilles took Hector's body and tied it to the end of his chariot. He drove his chariot around, and decimated Hector's body.
  • Sep 17, 1059

    Priam's request

    This didn't rest well with Zeus, and he sent a messenger to tell Hector's father,King Priam, to go and get Hector's body back, and that Achilles would not harm him. The king did this and Achilles easily gave in and prepared Hector's body.
  • Sep 25, 1059

    Achilles's death

    Paris shot an arrow that Apollo guided, and it hit Achilles's heel. Achilles's heel was his only vulnerable spot, and he died.
  • Oct 19, 1059

    Paris's death

    Paris's death
    It was foretold by a prophet that in order to have victory over the Trojans, the Greeks must use Hercules's arrows. Paris was killed with one of these shot by Philoctetes.
  • Nov 1, 1059

    The Trojan Horse

    The Trojan Horse
    Odysseus created a master plan. He would have a giant wooden horse built, and some of the Greek army would hide in it. The rest of the army would appear to have sailed away, but really be hiding behind an island. One man would stay behind in the Greek camp and convince the Trojans to take the wooden horse inside their gates. In the middle of the night, the Greeks would come out of the horse and attack the city from the inside.
  • Nov 18, 1059

    Athena's image

    Athena's image
    The Greeks realized that the reason they could not overcome the Trojans was that the Trojans possessed the sacred image of Athena. Diomedes and Odysseus stole it.The Greeks were now in good spirits.
  • Nov 30, 1059

    The Greeks deceived

    Sinon was chosen to be left behind. He told a story that made the Trojans pity him. He also told the Trojans that the wooden horse was an offering to Athena from the Greeks. He said that bringing the it within the walls of Troy would bring favor on the Trojans. They fell for this and brought the wooden horse inside their gates.
  • Dec 1, 1059

    The Greeks come out

    The Greeks come out
    During the night, the Greeks snuck out of their hiding place from within the horse. They opened the gates of Troy so that the rest of the army that had formerly sailed away could now come in. They then set buildings on fire and caused chaos.
  • Dec 1, 1059

    Aphrodite's role

    Aphrodite helped her son Aneas, Aneas's dad, and her grandson escape. She also helped Helen escape and go back to Menelaus. It was over for the Trojans. Their city lay in ruins; the Greeks had won.