During the Persians three pronged counter attack aimed at recapturing the areas around the center of the rebellion. The Persian’s largest army was destroyed in an ambush at the Battle of Pedasus; this lead to a stale mate for the next year. The Ionian Revolt was the first conflict between Greece and Persia and would later bring upon the Persian War. The Ionian revolt was put to an end at the Battle of Lade, with a Persian victory. After this Darius began a plan to conquer Greece after the support they sent the Ionian revolt.
Achilles vs. Hector The Iliad is an epic poem, usually attributed to Homer. The poem narrates the story of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans, known as the Trojan War. The Trojan War started when Paris of Troy took Helen, wife of Menelaus, to his homeland. Angered by the kidnapping of his wife, Menelaus (king of Sparta) asks his brother the King Agamemnon (king of the Achaeans) to march to war against the Trojans. The war is fought on the outskirts of Troy, and lasted ten years.
The Persians then marched to Athens for revenge. The Greeks defeated the Persian Navy at the battle of Salamis that same year proved to be turning point in the conflict and Xerxes withdrew most of his men in Asia. The finale battle of the Persian War was near Plataea in 479 B.C with Greeks winning. In 477 B.C, the Delian League was formed. The members were Greek city-states, who band together to protect themselves against future threats by the Persian Empire.
Menelaus was about to kill Paris when Aphrodite takes Paris away from the scene. Aphrodite brings Helen, the adducted wife of Menelaus along too. Aphrodite says to Helen “"Haste, happy nymph! for thee thy Paris calls, Safe from the fight, in yonder lofty walls, Fair as a god; with odours round him spread, He lies, and waits thee on the well-known bed; Not like a warrior parted from the foe, But some gay dancer in the public show." (pg 103) This quote is interesting because Helen was upset with Paris for the conflict he has caused.
The events that led to the Trojan War began long before the war itself did. The main cause for this bloody war all started at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. A known myth states that at this wedding the goddess Eris wasn't invited, because of this she was outraged with anger and decided to toss a Golden Apple, inscribed "For the Fairest", among the goddesses (Coolidge). The goddesses present at the wedding, Hera, Athena and Aphrodite all then began to fight over this one “Golden Apple.” Then Zeus, the king of the gods told Paris, a Trojan Prince to decide out of the three competitors who would win the disputab... ... middle of paper ... ...of Menelouse, being the most powerful king of all took the position of Chief Commander of this battle. “According to the second book of the Iliad, the whole Greek army consisted of 28 contingents which originated from all over Greece.
Most of us think that the Trojan War has its roots in the feud created by Prince of Troy, Prince, when he abducted Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. Although it is partly true, the Trojan War actually has its connection in the marriage between Peleus and Thetis, a sea-goddess. Eris, the goddess of discord, wasn’t invited to their marriage. She was outraged. She threw a golden apple onto the table in the wedding banquet, and said that it belonged to the fairest.
The Iliad, one of Homer’s Epics, was written about a ten year war between the city of Troy and the Greek city-states. This great poem, still somewhat prevalent today in modern society, is the tale of the Trojan War. Recently the epic was recreated into a two hour film loaded with historical inaccuracies, although in some instances, does follow the Iliad fairly well. Some of the mistakes made by Hollywood are minor details, such as when the Trojans brought the gigantic wooden horse into the city of Troy. In the Iliad, gates had to be dismantled, which wasn’t shown in the movie, instead the horse was simply brought into the city.
The husband of Queen Helen, Menelaus had convinced his brother Agamemnon who was the king of Mycenae to lead an expedition to Troy to get her back. Achilles, Ajax, Nestor, and Odysseus along with a fleet of more than a thousand ships accompanied Agamemnon to retrieve her. This is why Helen is described as “the face that launched a thousand ships”. They sailed across the Aegean Sea to invade Troy and to return Helen to Menelaus. Stories: Homer was the writer of the Iliad and some call him the greatest Greek poet.
For this war, it says in Making Europe, “A force of 7,000 Greeks led by 300 Spartans under King Leonidas was sent to delay the Persian advance” (82). In this second invasion, the Spartans hold off the Persians until they are eventually surrounded and killed, and as the Persians continue to invade Athens, they are eventually defeated by the Athenian Navy. The 300 Spartans opens with Xerxes army marching into Greece, and the Persian discovery of Agathon the Spartan spy. While Xerxes’ army is marching, the representatives of Greek cities have all met at Corinth to discuss their plans for defense against the Persian... ... middle of paper ... ...the use of Spartan war tactics. An example of this is when the Spartans are faced with the challenge of dealing with Xerxes cavalry.
During ten years of conflict, the Greeks and Trojans fought irresolutely. Then Paris and Menelaus agreed to meet in single combat between the opposing armies, and Helen was summoned to view the duel. As she approached the tower, where the aged King Priam and his counselors sat, her beauty was still so matchless and her sorrow so great that no one could feel for her anything but compassion. Although the Greeks claimed the victory in the battle between the two warriors, Aphrodite helped Paris escape from the enraged Menelaus by enveloping him in a cloud and taking him safely to Helen's chamber, where Aphrodite compelled the unwilling Helen to lie with him. Unable to capture the city after a siege of ten years, the Greeks resorted to strategy.