The Trojan War by Edward Payne

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Wedding of King Pelius and Thetis

    Eris, the Goddess of Discord, was the only god united. She threw a golden apple into the wedding that said " For The Fairest". Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera all wanted the apple, but Zeus would not choose between them.
  • Jan 2, 1000

    Judgement of Paris

    As with many mythological tales, details vary depending on the source. The brief allusion to the Judgement in the Iliad shows that the episode initiating all the subsequent action was already familiar to its audience; a fuller version was told in the Cypria, a lost work of the Epic Cycle, of which only fragments remain.
  • Jan 3, 1000

    Embassy to Priam

    Odysseus, known for his eloquence, and Menelaus were sent as ambassadors to Priam. They demanded Helen and the stolen treasure be returned. Priam refused, and Odysseus and Menelaus returned to the Greek ships with the announcement that war was inevitable.
  • Jan 4, 1000

    Finding Troy

    The Trojan War might not have happened had not Telephus gone to Greece in the hopes of having his wound cured. Telephus had been told by an oracle that only the person who wounded him (in this case, Achilles) could cure him. Achilles assented and Telephus told the Greeks how to get to Troy.
  • Jan 5, 1000

    The Trojan Horse

    Still seeking to gain entrance into Troy, clever Odysseus (some say with the aid of Athena) ordered a large wooden horse to be built. Its insides were to be hollow so that soldiers could hide within it.
  • Jan 6, 1000

    The Punishment of Zeus

    Odysseus' men killed cattle belonging to the sun-god Helios. As punishment, Zeus destroyed the ship and its crew. Odysseus was the only survivor.
  • Jan 7, 1000

    Greek Armament

    Menelaus, however, was outraged to find that Paris had taken Helen. Menelaus then called upon all of Helen's old suitors, as all of the suitors had made an oath long ago that they would all back Helen's husband to defend her honor.
  • Jan 8, 1000

    The Apple of Discord

    The Trojan War has its roots in the marriage between Peleus and Thetis, a sea-goddess. Peleus and Thetis had not invited Eris, the goddess of discord, to their marriage and the outraged goddess stormed into the wedding banquet and threw a golden apple onto the table. The apple belonged to, Eris said, whomever was the fairest.
  • Jan 9, 1000

    After Leaving Troy

    Soon after Leaving Troy, Odysseus and His Crew land near Ismarus, the city of the Cicones. The cicones are allies of the Trojans and therefore enemies of Odysseus. Odysseus and his crew raid the cicones, robbing and killing people, until the ciconian army kills 72 of Odysseus' men and drives the rest out to sea. Delayed by a storm for two days, Odysseus and his remaninig companions continue their journey.
  • Jan 10, 1000

    The Goddess Calypso

    Calypso was loveliest among goddesses, who held me in her smooth caves, th be her heart's delight. One of the two beautiful goddesses
  • Jan 10, 1000

    The Goddess Circe

    Circe of Aeaea, the enchantress, desired me, and detaind me in her hall. But in my heart i never gave consent. One of the two beautiful goddesses.
  • Jan 11, 1000

    The Cyclopes

    Odysseus and his men then sail through the murky night to the land of the Cyclopes, a rough and uncivilized race of one-eyed giants. After making a meal of wild goats captured on an island offshore, they cross to the mainland.
  • Jan 12, 1000

    The Storm Sent by Zeus

    Odysseus and his crew finally escape, having lost six men per ship. A storm sent by Zeus sweeps them along for nine days before bringing them to the land of the Lotus-eaters, where the natives give some of Odysseus’s men the intoxicating fruit of the lotus. As soon as they eat this fruit, they lose all thoughts of home and long for nothing more than to stay there eating more fruit. Only by dragging his men back to the ship and locking them up can Odysseus get them off the island.
  • Jan 13, 1000

    The Greek King Agamemnon

    The greek king who led the war against the trojans, son of Atreus.
  • Jan 14, 1000

    Lord Poseidon

    Lord Posridon sets the earth a-tremble, broke it up on the rocks at your land's end. A wind from seaward served him, drove us there. We are survivors, these good men and I.
  • Jan 15, 1000

    The Awakening Of Cyclops

    The cyclops went on filling up his belly with manflesh and great gulps of whey, then lay down like a mast among his sheep. My heart beat high now at the chance of action.
  • Jan 15, 1000

    Between Odysseus and Cyclops

    Drawing my sword from my hip i went along his flan to stab him where the midriff holds the liver. I had touched the spot when sudden fear stayed me: if i jilled him we perished there as well, for we could never move his ponderous doorway slabe aside. So we were left to groan and wait for Morning.
  • Jan 15, 1000

    Open Up Cyclops

    The Cyclopes wake sup and eats two more of the men. The Cyclops reseals the massive rock as easily as and ordinary human places the cap on a container of arrows.
  • Jan 16, 1000

    Here Comes the Shepard

    At evening came the shepard with his flock, his woolly flock. The rams as well, this time, entered the cave: by some sheep-hearding whimor a god's bidding-none were left outside. He hefted his great boulder into place and sat him down to milk the bleating ewes in proper order, put the lambs to suck, and swiftly ran through all his evening chores.
  • Jan 17, 1000

    Cyclops Down

    As the Cyclops runs around roaring out "oh my eye oh my eye" as he is blocking the doorway out he has spoken in roaring tone "nobody has ruined me, nobody has tricked me ever". As the soilders escape, the Cyclops sits there roaring and weising about his eye.
  • Jan 18, 1000

    As the War Goes On

    The Trojan War has been going on for a long time and people have been fighting and dying and the war is almost over and people are giving in there last breath to compeat to see who wins.
  • Jan 19, 1000

    After the War

    Aeneas, a Trojan prince, managed to escape the destruction of Troy, and Virgil's Aeneid tells of his flight from Troy. Many sources say that Aeneas was the only Trojan prince to survive, but this statement contradicts the common story that Andromache was married to Helenus, twin of Cassandra, after the war