1912

Trojan War by Halima Salat

  • Period: 1194 BCE to 1184 BCE

    The 10 year siege of Troy begins.

    The Greeks wage a ten year war against the Trojans. The Greeks end up losing many of their best fighters such as Achilles and Ajax, while the Trojans lose Hector and Paris.
  • 1180 BCE

    The Trojan Horse

    The Trojan Horse
    After the Greeks lost the ten year war they came up with an idea of tricking the Trojans. They selected a certain group of skilled men and put the in a giant horse, to which they presented to Troy as a gift. Only upon opening their gates and welcoming in the horse, did the Trojans realize they were tricked. A lot of the Trojans were murdered and only some women and children were left to be kept or were slaves.
  • 1000 BCE

    The wedding of King Pelius and Thetis

    The wedding of King Pelius and Thetis
    On the wedding day everyone except Eris, the goddess of discord was invited. So she threw a golden apple into the wedding that said,"For the Fairest." But Aphrodite, Athena along with Hera all wanted the apple, so they pleaded for Zeus to pick who was the fairest but he refused, so they asked the Trojan prince Paris to decide and picked in favor of Aphrodite. Aphrodite rewarded him with Helen.
  • 1000 BCE

    The war ensues

    The war ensues
    Although the Trojan Prince Paris was secured Helen as the prize, she was married to Menelaus who became upset. But Menelaus was the brother of Agamemnon who was, The Greatest King among The Greeks, who helped Menelaus gather and convince the Greek chieftains to wage a war against Troy and bring back Helen. Paris The Trojan Prince already has enemies both Athena and Hera have sworn to take their revenge on him.
  • 1000 BCE

    The Warriors

    The Warriors
    When Paris the Prince of Troy kidnapped he immediately made enemies with the greeks, as such they chose to wage a war on them if they refused to return Helen. They sent two ambassadors Odysseus and Menelaus in order to convince the Prince to give up Helen. Paris refused to comply and that caused the Greeks to declare war and send their greatest warriors which were Achilles and Patroclus, two men named Ajax, Teucer, Nestor and his son Antilochus, Odysseus, Diomedes, Idomeneus, and Philoctetes.
  • 1000 BCE

    The Interventions

    The Interventions
    Throughout the whole war, the gods and goddesses intervened including Aphrodite, Athena, but it did not go unnoticed they were told to stop by Zeus since he believed that was unjust. But they still did not stop which causes many more trouble, in the end a warrior called Diomedes performs miracles of bravery and wounds even Aphrodite and Ares
  • 725 BCE

    The Trojan War Inspires.

    The Trojan War Inspires.
    The events of the Trojan war inspire many poets and archaeologists throughout for centuries. Many of the events can not be found in one book instead they are found in many poems and epics. Although the poems that did survive are in fragments and many have been lost. Some pieces that have survived but only in fragments are The Odyssey, Cypria, Aethiopis, Little Iliad, Iliou Persis, Nostoi, and Telegony. All of those poems are thought to have been written in 7th & 6th century BC.
  • Myths And Realities pt 1

    Myths And Realities pt 1
    Some of the reasons why the Trojan War was not believed to be true were the ridiculous stories that were said to have happened during the War and also there were the events that took place and caused the 10-year war. Examples would be the goddesses Athena, Aphrodite and Hera seeking out the opinion of Paris the Prince of Troy so he could choose among the three goddesses who was the fairest, just so one of them could have the apple that was to belong to the fairest among the three.
  • Myths And Realities pt 2

    Myths And Realities pt 2
    Other reasons would be the mere facts that archeologists couldn't find the remaining ruins of Troy anywhere. It was like that until Calvert the actual mind behind finding the destroyed city of Troy asked Henry Schlieman for help by funding and helping him excavate for more ruins, some of which Calvert already had found. The city of Troy's remains was found near Hisarlik, Turkey. All of Calvert's efforts were stolen by Schleiman who took full credit for everything and only mentioned Calvert once.
  • Confusing Climax

    Confusing Climax
    One of the most confusing reasons was the reason why Troy was ruined, Helen. Prince Paris of Troy was said to have taken Helen but the way he took her has many alternate stories and recountings, in one version Paris took Helen by force in order to prove that he really was promised the throne by the goddess Aphrodite. Another states that Helen was kidnapped then raped by Paris, there was the other that said that she ran away to Paris the Prince of Troy and later married his brother Deiphobus.