The Trojan War

  • Jan 1, 1000

    The fairest goddess

    Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite wanted to see who was the fairest goddess so they went and asked Zeus to choose between them, but he wouldn't, instead he sent them to the Prince of Troy, Paris, and have him choose between them.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Paris starts the Trojan War

    Paris starts the Trojan War
    When the goddesses got to Troy, they all offered something to Paris if he chose them. Hera offered him the chance to rule all of Asia, Athena offered him the chance to conquer Greece, and Aphrodite offered Paris the chance to have the fairest woman in the world. Paris chose Aphrodite and to have the fairest woman in the world, therefore starting the Trojan War
  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to Jan 1, 1010

    The Trojan War

  • Jan 3, 1000

    Helen is taken

    Helen is taken
    Helen is taken from Sparta by Paris and then Sparta wants to get her back with the help fromthe Greeks.
  • Jan 12, 1000

    Greek ships at Aulis

    There were 1000 Greek ships gathered at Aulis because there is heavy wind that wouldn't stop blowing and it was too dangerous to go through. They were stuck there as the wind kept blowing day after day.
  • Feb 9, 1000

    Agamemnon sacrifices daughter

    Artemis is angry at the Greeks because they had slain her creature, the hare. Agamemnon, the Commander in Chief for Greece, would have to sacrifice his older daughter for the wind to quit blowing at Aulis, and to satisfy Artemis. Once Agamemnon's daughter was killed, the winds at Aulis stopped blowing and the Greeks were on there way.
  • Mar 23, 1000

    Fighting begins

    The Greeks arrive at Troy and the fighting begins.
  • Period: Mar 25, 1000 to Mar 25, 1009

    Nine years of fighting

    There was nine years of fighting without much of an advantage going to either side.
  • Mar 28, 1009

    Trojans gain an edge

    Trojans gain an edge
    The Trojans got an advantage when the Greeks captured Chryseis, the daughter of Apollo's priest, Her father begged for her release, but the Greeks wouldn't let her go so he prayed to Apollo for help. Apollo got on his sun-chariot and shot fiery arrows down on the Greek army.
  • Mar 28, 1009

    Thetis goes to Zeus

    Thetis goes to Zeus
    Thetis goes to Zeus and asked Zeus to help out the Trojans. Thetis is Achilles mother and Achilles is destined to die during the war, but she doesn't want him to therefore she tells him to quit fighting and she wants the war to be over.
  • Apr 2, 1009

    Zeus helps Trojans

    Zeus helps Trojans
    Zeus knew that the Greeks were weak without Achilles, so to help out the Trojans, he sent a dream to Agamemnon promising victory if he attacked the Trojans. Achilles stayed in his tent as the rest of the Greeks went to fight.
  • Apr 2, 1009

    Athena interferes

    The battle eventually started to slow down to the point where Paris and Meneleus were going to fight one on one. Meneleus was on top Meneleus started to look for Paris, but couldn't find him. Meneleus then declared Greeks winner and said the Trojans had to give back Helen. The Trojans would have agreed, but Hera wanted Troy in ruins, so she sent Athena to go interfere. Athena made Pandarus, a Trojan, shoot Meneleus. Pandarus hit him, but only wounded him, causing the battle to start up again.
  • Apr 3, 1009

    Diomedes leads Greeks

    Diomedes is the second bravest Greek behind Achilles. Diomedes is about to kill Aeneas, Aphrodite's son, when Aphrodite came to save him. Diomedes knew she was a coward goddess so he launched at her, wounding her. Zeus then told Aphrodite to stay away from the war. Aeneas did not die though, Apollo put him in a cloud and took him to be healed by Artemis.
  • Apr 3, 1009

    Diomedes wounds Ares

    Diomedes still went on through the ranks of the Trojans and eventually got to Hector, the bravest Trojan. When he saw Hector, he also saw Ares, the war god. When he saw Ares he told his troops to move back. Hera saw Ares and this infuriated her and told Diomedes to attack Ares. Diomedes then charged Ares and threw his spear at him, and with the help of Athena, the spear entered Ares body.
  • Apr 4, 1009

    Trojans had to retreat

    Without the help of Ares, the Trojans had to retreat.
  • Apr 21, 1009

    Zeus remembers Thetis

    Zeus remembers he promised Thetis that he would help the Trojans win so he ordered all of the gods/goddesses to stay up in Olympus. Zeus went down to the battlefield and helped the Trojans fight. The Trojans were eventually able to push the Greeks almost back to their ships.
  • May 5, 1009

    Hera wanted to see Troy in ruins.

    Hera did not like how the Trojans were winning, dressed up as nicely as she could and went to see Zeus, when Zeus saw her, he instantly forgot about the Trojans.
  • May 21, 1009

    Zeus awakens

    Without the help of Zeus, the Trojans are pushed back to Troy where they would have been defeated if Zeus didn't wake up. Zeus saw what happened and went to Hera who said it was Posideon helping the Greeks. Zeus ordered Posideon to quit helping and when he did, the Greeks started to lose again.
  • Jun 16, 1009

    Greeks backed up to ships again

    The Greeks are pushed back to the beaches when Patroclus, Achilles friend, came to Achilles and asked for his armor and said he would go into battle and the Trojans would think it was Achilles. With Achilles armor, Patroclus went into battle and came face to face with Hector. Hector killed Patroclus and stripped him of his armor. When news got back to Achilles, he was furious and said he was now going to kill Hector.
  • Jul 17, 1009

    Achilles kills Hector

    Achilles went out to kill Hector. When they finally meet, Achilles kills Hector and takes his body and put it on the back of his chariot and dragged his corpse around.
  • Aug 21, 1009

    Achilles falls

    In Achilles final battle, he killed Memnon, then Paris shot an arrow and with the help of Apollo, it went into the one spot on Achilles that could be killed. When Achilles was born, his mother, Thetis, dipped his body into the Styx so he could be immortal. But when she dipped him in, she did not dip in the part of Achilles leg that she was holding him by.
  • Nov 18, 1009

    Greeks need Palladium

    The Greeks realized that they needed the Palladium from inside Troys walls, to end the war. They then needed a way to get inside of Troy because the walls were as strong as they were when the war first started 10 years ago.
  • Dec 7, 1009

    Greeks create horse

    The Greeks built a hollow horse that they were able to put army members in. Everyone that was not in the horse was sent back to Greece on the ships. The Trojans had thought Greece had given up because no one was still near Troy. When they saw the horse, they were going to destroy it, but it was said to be an offering to Athena, so instead they brought in inside the walls.
  • Dec 8, 1009

    Greeks take down Troy

    At night everyone in the horse climbed out and killed people of Troy and burnt down the town. All of the men and children were killed and all of the women were enslaved and taken back to Greece. The Greeks had won the war and got Helen back.