The Trojan War

  • Apr 19, 1000

    Before The War 1000 B.C.

    Before The War  1000 B.C.
    1000 B.C The city of Troy was the richest and most powerful city there was and ever has been, until it burnt to the ground.
  • Apr 20, 1000

    "For the Fairest" 1000 B.C.

    "For the Fairest"   1000 B.C.
    The evil goddess Eris wanted to make trouble for not being invited to a banquet hosted by the Gods. At the wedding of King Peleus and Thetis she threw in a golden apple that said "For The Fairest". It was narrowed down to three girls of who was the fairest: Aphrodite, Hera and Pallas Athena.
  • Apr 21, 1000

    The Choice 1000 B.C.

    Zeus sent the three girls to the royal prince, Paris, to be the final decider of who was the fairest. Paris decided based on the best bribe: Hera said she would make him lord of Europe and Asia, Athena siad said she would have him lead the Trojans to victory against the Greeks and lay Greece in ruins if he picked her and Aphrodite said that the fairest woman in all the world would be his. He gave the golden apple to Aphrodite, and she knew exactly where the fairest woman was.
  • Feb 17, 1001

    The Oath 999 B.C.

    999 B.C. Helen, the daughter of Zeus and Leda, was the fairest woman in the whole world. Her dad was frightened that Paris would come and try to take her away because he heard of what had happened. So, Helen's dad had all of the suitors that wanted Helen's hand in marriage to swear to an oath that they would always protect her.
  • Apr 22, 1001

    Stealing Helen 999 B.C.

    One day Paris came to Helen's house while it was just her and one of her protectors, Menelaus. They received him graciously as their guest, but Menelaus made a mistake. Menelaus left Helen alone with Paris one day and when he came back both Paris and Helen were gone.
  • Sep 19, 1001

    Going to Troy 999 B.C.

    Going to Troy 999 B.C.
    A huge army came together to go to Troy and find Helen, They all start the long journey to Troy.
  • Jan 22, 1002

    Sacrifice 998 B.C.

    98 B.C When the Greeks are ready to go to Troy, they realize that they only way they can get there is to have a sacrifice. In order for the winds of the sea to calm they army must give a sacrifice. The edldest daughter, Iphigenia, of the commander in chief, Agamemnon, was the sacrifice.
  • Apr 22, 1002

    The War Starts

    The Trojan War starts as soon as the Greeks reach the rivers of Troy. It starts so suddently partly because Agamemnon steals a woman named Chryseis because he had to give up his own daughter. However, after the prophet Calchas tells him to give the woman back to the Trojans, Agamemnon listens and gives her back, The war then still continues.
  • Aug 23, 1002

    Zeus favors Trojans 998 B.C.

    998 B.C. Zeus wanted to give success to the Trojans, but the goddess Hera was not in favor of them. The war looked like it was coming to an end, but Hera didn't want the war to end until Troy lay in ruins. She told a Trojan soldier to shoot at Menelaus, and he did.This caused the war to pick up again.
  • Jan 25, 1009

    Nine Years Has Past 991 B.C.

    The war has been going on for nine years, wavering back and forth between the Greeks and the Trojans. There is no victory yet, but both sides hope that one is coming soon.
  • Apr 22, 1009

    Achilles Stops Fighting 991 B.C.

    Achilles Stops Fighting  991 B.C.
    Achilles mother, Thetis, came to him one night and told him to leave the Greeks. She knew that he would be killed before Troy could be taken even though he is invincible. In response to this, Achilles went to his tent and didn't come out. He refused to fight.
  • May 10, 1009

    Hera Intervenes Again 991 B.C.

    995 B.C. Seeing that the Trojans are pulling ahead, Hera puts Zeus to sleep so that she may have time to help the Greeks. Without Zeus's help the Trojans fall down and the Greeks pull ahead. However, Zeus wakes up and realizes what has happend, then everything goes back to how they were before Hera intervened.
  • Jul 17, 1009

    Patroclus Pretends to be Achilles 991 B.C.

    Achilles friend, Patroclus, sees that the war is not going well for the Greeks. He says that he can no longer sit with Achilles when they are needed in battle. Achilles tells him to take his armor so that Patroclus can pretend to be him. The thought of seeing Achilles in battle will scare the Trojans, even if it is not really him, as long as they think it is him.
  • Jul 17, 1009

    Patroclus, Hector and Achilles Die 991 B.C.

    When Patroclus gets in the battle he starsts off well, But when he reaches Hector, the son of the King and Queen of Troy and the most noble and brave son, he faces his death. Achilles, hearing of Patroclus's death, joins the battle. He seeks out Hector and kills him. However, after Hector is dead Achilles fate catches up with him, too. He is shot in his ankle, the only spot where he can be wounded, by Paris's arrow.
  • Jul 22, 1009

    Achilles Armor 991 B.C.

    Achilles Armor  991 B.C.
    After Achilles dies, it was decided that the best heroes who deserved Achlles armor was Ajax and Odysseus. A secret vote was taken and Odysseus was given the armor. However, Ajax was going to kill Agamemnon and Menalaus because he thought they were the reason he did not receive the armor. But Athena struck Ajax with madness and he ended up killing himself.
  • May 30, 1010

    Hercules Bow and Arrow 990 B.C.

    Hercules Bow and Arrow  990 B.C.
    By this time in the war, ten years has passed.The Greeks learn that in order for Troy to fall they must find Hercules bow and arrow and fight against the Trojans with it. They retrieved the bow and arrow from an island they had passed on their way to Troy nine years ago, Once they got a hold of the arrow it was used on Paris. Paris was killed with Hercules bow and arrow.
  • Jun 21, 1010

    The Trojan Horse 990 B.C.

    The Trojan Horse  990 B.C.
    The last of the Greeks learned that there was a sacred image of Athena in the city of Troy, and as long as it was there Troy would not fall. Odysseus came up with a plan of building a huge wooden horse and having men hide in it. Once the men were in the horse, the rest of the army would get into their ships and hide behind some rocks. Finally once the horse was taken inside, the men that were inside the huge wooden horse would unlock the city and the whole army would take the city by surprise.
  • Sep 24, 1010

    The Last Battle 990 B.C.

    The Last Battle  990 B.C.
    When the whole Greek army was let into the cirty of Troy, all havoc broke loose. The city of Troy was in the midst of a huge battle, Trojans and Greeks both alike losing men left and right. But by the time it was all over, Troy was left in a fiery ruin. Helen was returned home and the Greeks left with a triumphant victory while the Trojans had to pick up the pieces of their life.
  • Sep 25, 1010

    The War Has Ended 990 B.C.

    The city of Troy had finally faced defeat and burned to the ground after a ten year war. The Greeks sailed back to their home with a proud victory.
  • Sep 26, 1010

    The Last Sacrifice 990 B.C.

    At the end of the Trojan War, one last sacrifice is made. A little baby who had survived was thrown down from the wall of Troy, and everything was over once and for all.