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The Trojan War

  • Jan 1, 1000

    The Judgment of Paris

    Paris, the son of King Priam of Troy must judge who is the fairest between Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite. Aphrodite bribes him by giving him the most beautiful woman in the world.
  • Dec 24, 1001

    Paris Steals Helen

    The most beautiful woman in the world (who is from Greece), Helen, is kidnapped by Paris with Aphrodite's help.
  • Dec 24, 1002

    The Greeks Put Together an Army

    All of the Greek kings had vowed to support Helen if anything was ever to happen to her, so they form an army.
  • Dec 24, 1003

    Odysseus and Achilles Join Army

    Odysseus, who does not want to leave his home, and Achilles, who knows he is fated to die at Troy try to disguise themselves. They are found and join the army.
  • Dec 24, 1004

    The Greeks Sail to Troy

    The Greeks sail to troy but get stuck on an island because they angered Artemis. She made a North wind blow for days stopping them from sailing all the way to Troy. To stop Artemis, the chief of the Greeks, Agamemnon, is forced to sacrifice his own daughter. They then sail and the war begins.
  • Dec 24, 1005

    The Trojan War Begins

  • Dec 24, 1006

    Agamemnon Kidnaps the Daughter of the Trojan Priest of Apollo

    Achilles had warned against this, and was justified when Apollo’s fiery arrows almost destroyed the Greek army
  • Dec 24, 1007

    Agamemnon Takes Achilles' Female Captive, Briseis

    Agamemnon demands that Achilles’ prize female captive, Briseis be the replacement for the daughter of the Trojan priest of Apollo.
  • Dec 24, 1008

    Achilles Stops FIghting

    Enraged with Agamemnon, Achilles withdraws his troops from battle and leaves the Greeks. Without Achilles, the Greeks seem to be doomed.
  • Dec 24, 1009

    The Gods Begin to Take Sides

    Aphrodite, Ares, Apollo and Artemis and Eris joined the side of the Trojans; while Hera, Athena, Hermes, Thetis, Hephaestus and Poseidon joined the Greek side. Zeus, who is neutral is persuaded to join the trojans.
  • Dec 24, 1010

    The Trojans Begin to Prevail

    With the help of Zeus, the Trojans begin to push the Greeks back to their ships.
  • Dec 24, 1011

    Hector Begins Destroying the Greeks

    Hector begins destroying the Greeks and they come even closer to defeat.
  • Dec 24, 1012

    Patroclus Takes Achilles' Armor and Begins Fighting

    Patroclus takes Achilles' armor and begins fighting valiantly, but is killed by Hector's spear. Hector takes his armor and this enrages Achilles.
  • Dec 24, 1013

    Achilles Joins the War

    Achilles Joins the War and is given armor made by Hephaestus himself.
  • Dec 24, 1014

    Achilles Kills Hector

    Achilles drives back the Trojans until it is just him and Hector. With the help of Athena he then kills Hector. He then drags the body around and gives it to dogs to eat. Hector's father, Priam retrieves the body and a funeral is held.
  • Dec 24, 1015

    Paris Kills Achilles With the Help of Apollo

    Paris strikes Achilles in the one place that he is vulnerable, the tendon on his heel.
  • Dec 24, 1016

    Odysseus is Given Achilles' Divine Armor

    Odysseus is given Achilles' divine armor, and Ajax, who is furious, plots revenge. Though before he can do anything Athena makes him go crazy. After massacring some cattle, he commits suicide.
  • Dec 24, 1017

    Odysseus and Diomedes Steak the Palladium From Troy

    The Greeks find out that the Trojans have a sacred image of Athena, the Palladium, that protects them. Odysseus and Diomedes sneak into Troy and steal it.
  • Dec 24, 1018

    The Greeks "Surrender" and Give the Trojans a Giant Wooden Horse as a GIft

    The Greeks fake a surrender and give the Trojans a giant wooden horse which is secretly filled with many Greek soldiers. This plan was thought up by Odysseus.
  • Dec 24, 1019

    The Trojans Bring the Horse Into Troy

    After the trojans accept the gift of the wooden horse, they roll it into the giant walls surrounding Troy (which were the reason that the Greek army couldn't infiltrate Troy before).
  • Dec 24, 1020

    The Greek Army Destroys Troy

    In the middle of the night the Greek army gets out of the horse and lights many of the buildings of Troy on fire. As the soldiers come out one by one from their houses, they are killed.
  • Dec 24, 1021

    The Women and Children are Sold off into Slavery

    All of the women and children from Troy are sent off on boats to be slaves. The young child of the king and queen is dropped from the giant wall surrounding Troy as a sacrifice.
  • The Greek Army Sails Away

    After nine years of tense fighting, the Greeks sail back to Greece victorious.