The Trojan War

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  • Jan 1, 1000

    The Judgment of Paris

    The Judgment of Paris
    The goddess of Discord, Eris, was angry she wasn't invited to the wedding of King Peleus so she throws a golden apple marked "For the fairest". Paris was to decide between Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite who was the fairest and he chose Aphrodite because she promised Paris the most beautiful woman in the world which was Helen.
  • Jan 2, 1000

    Helen

    Helen
    In Greece, many suitors are trying to win the heart of Helen so it is decided that Helen will mary Menelaus, King of Sparta.
  • Jan 3, 1000

    The Kidnap of Helen

    The Kidnap of Helen
    Paris kidnaps Helen and takes her away with him to Troy.
  • Jan 4, 1000

    Preparing for War

    Menelaus begins to form an army to invade Troy with his brother, Agamemnon as commander in chief. Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and Achilles, son of Peleus and Thetis, are two of the many that join the army.
  • Jan 5, 1000

    Sacrifical

    In order to calm the winds and set sail for Troy, Agamemnon must sacrifice his daughter. He does so and the Greeks set sail for Troy.
  • Jan 6, 1000

    Protesilaus dies

    Prostesilaus is the first to land ashore and dies by a Trojan spear.
  • Jan 6, 1000

    The Trojan War Starts

  • Jan 6, 1000

    War

    The war goes on for 9 years without a clear victor.
  • Jan 7, 1000

    Chryseis taken hostage

    Chryseis, the daughter of Apollo's priest is captured by the Greeks and Apollo is angered.
  • Jan 8, 1000

    Achilles' Mom

    Achilles' mom dies and prays to Zeus to help the Trojans win.
  • Jan 9, 1000

    Gods take sides

    Aphrodite - Troy
    Hera and Athena - Greece
    Ares - Troy
    Poseidon - Greece
    Apollo and Artemis - Troy
    Zeus - Troy
  • Jan 9, 1000

    Achilles is dishonored

    Achilles is dishonored by Agamemnon and Agamemnon attacks Troy without Achilles.
  • Jan 10, 1000

    Paris fights Menelaus

    Paris and Menelaus fight over Helen. Menelaus wins easily and Paris runs away.
  • Jan 10, 1000

    Battle breaks out

    Battle breaks out after a stray arrow is fired. With Achilles gone, the Greeks best fighters are Ajax and Diomedes. Diomedes spears Ares when he tries to enter the battle and Ares runs away. Hector drives the Greeks back to their ships.
  • Jan 11, 1000

    Hera tricks Zeus

    Hera distracts Zeus into not helping the Trojans. Zeus then comes back to his senses and the Trojans are once again at an advantage.
  • Jan 12, 1000

    Patroclus dies

    Patroclus enters the battle disguised as Achilles and Hector kills him.
  • Jan 12, 1000

    Achilles enters the battle

    Achilles enters the battle
    Achilles is angered and enters the battle, killing Hector and dragging his body around in his chariot.
  • Jan 13, 1000

    King Priam retrieves Hector's body

    King Priam goes to Achilles' tent and retrieves Hector's body. A funeral is given to him.
  • Jan 14, 1000

    Achilles' Death

    Achilles' kill Prince Memnon, a great warrior. Right after, Paris shoots an arrow which Apollo guided into Achilles' heel, his only weak spot. Achilles died instantly.
  • Jan 15, 1000

    Achilles' armor

    Achilles' armor is given to Odysseus. This angers Ajax who Athena made mad and he slaughters a bunch of cattle and then kills himself.
  • Jan 16, 1000

    Greeks capture a Trojan Prophet

    The Greeks capture a Trojan prophet named Calchas who tells the Greeks that they can't win without the bow of Hercules.
  • Jan 17, 1000

    Bow of Hercules

    Bow of Hercules
    The Greeks go and retrieve the bow of Hercules from Philoctetes, whom the Greeks had left to die on an island earlier.
  • Jan 18, 1000

    Death of Paris

    Philoctetes wounds and kills Paris with the bow of Hercules.
  • Jan 19, 1000

    Greeks steal Trojan's picture of Athena

  • Jan 20, 1000

    Odysseus's plan

    Odysseus's plan
    Odysseus comes up with a plan for the Greeks to get within the Trojan walls. The greeks would build a giant wooden horse filled with greek soldiers. The rest of the greek army would hide elsewhere. A greek soldier will be left behind to convince the Trojans to let the greeks in. Once the horse gets into the gates, the soldiers inside will open the gates allowing the soldiers outside to come in and take the city.
  • Jan 21, 1000

    The Fall of Troy

    The plan works and Troy is conquered. King Priam is killed and the survivors were forced into slavery.