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The Trojan Horse

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In the end, war must be won by one of the parties fighting. Wars are usually very difficult to end. After all the casualties have occurred throughout various battles, it frequently happens that the parties do not have a strategy strong enough to claim victory. The Trojan War, fought between the Greeks and Trojans, did have an eventual winner, but this winner would not have claimed victory without the significant “Trojan Horse”. As Lin Donn states about the war, “The Greek Warriors had been trying to breech the walls around Troy for ten years, and they couldn’t have done it without the ‘Trojan Horse’” (Donn). The Trojan horse was significant in the Trojan War because it allowed the Greek army an easy way into Troy, led the Greeks to destroy the city of Troy, and helped the Greeks end the war.
Notably, the Trojan horse gave the Greek army an easy way to penetrate the walls of Troy. After years of trying to enter Troy, and destroy the city, Odysseus, King of Ithica, finally developed a strategy which could easily let them into the city. Odysseus designed the Trojan horse, in which him and his army would hide, and let the people of Troy take in. He created the horse to act a sense of treaty by the Greeks, which would give the Trojans a sense of security about the horse. In Caroline Alexander’s book The War that Killed Achilles: The true story of Homers Illiad and the Trojan War , Alexander states, “The other Greeks appeared to sail for home, leaving behind only the horse which deceitfully persuaded the Trojans to take it within the city walls” (Alexander). Alexander’s statement informs us that the horse allowed the Greek army to enter through the walls of Troy. Now that the Trojan horse got the Greek army into Troy, they still had to...

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... 10 years. The Trojan horse is fully credited to the intelligent Odysseus. This is how significant the Trojan horse was.

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