Helen was already married to Kin Menelaus of Sparta but when visited by Paris, she fled with Paris to Troy. Menelaus organized Greek war against Troy to get Helen back. The Greeks battled for ten years but could not defeat Troy. The fall of Troy occurred when the Greeks built a large hollow horse and placed it outside the walls of Troy. The Trojans took the horse inside and thought the had won the war and the horse was a gift from the Greeks.
King Menelaus was furious and wanted revenge, he asked his brother King Agamemnon of Mycenaean to help gather an army and lay siege to Troy to get Helen back. The war lasted 10 years with Achilles the greatest warrior alive killing Hector son of King Priam of Troy. Eventually the Mycenaeans managed to siege Troy after a small gro...
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.
In order to win the Trojan War, the Greeks built a large-scale Horse designed to hide warriors inside. This horse was left by the Greeks as they relocated their troops, to be seen as a gift to the Trojans, and brought into the city. That night, the warriors inside the horse were to be released and open the gates of the city, allowing the troops to sack Troy by surprise. Without this strategic tactic, the Greeks attempt of winning the war, would not have been as successful. The events that led to the Trojan War began long before the war itself did.
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 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.
Following custom, she got married to her ten-year-old brother, Ptolemy XIII (Blackaby 13). Cleopatra and Ptolemy ruled together and three advisers guided Ptolemy because of his young age (Stanley and Vennema 6). At the age of 20, Cleopatra’s ambitiousness caused her to be driven out of Egypt by these advisers (Stanley, Diane, and Peter Vennema 6). Power Struggle: Caesar and Antony Cleopatra fled to Syria and was determined to fight for her throne, so she raised an army there (Stanley and Vennema 8). Cleopatra was setting up camps in front of the capital and she was prepared to go to war against her brother (Crawford).
It covers only a small portion of the ten year Trojan War. The Trojan War began over Helen, the wife of Gree... ... middle of paper ... ...ings himself, Zeus gave the side he was on a preeminent chance in the war. Zeus prolonged the war by being on the Trojan side and cost many lives in the process. Using the power of his hand and of his mind, Zeus manipulated circumstances in order to influence the outcome of his desires. Works Cited Kip, A. Maria Van Erp Taalman.
The Art of War written by Sun Zi is the first book of war tactics in the world. Nearly every war in ancient China would apply the tactics in The Art of War. In Chu-Han war period, which was a famous historical incident that resulted in the establishment of Han Dynasty, many tactics in The Art of War were widespread used. The tactics in The Art of War influenced the success and failure of the Chu-Han war a lot. Liu Bang and his strategists applied the strategies well in the war therefore he finally won the war.
When Xeones was about twenty, the Spartan king, Leonidas, announced that three hundred Spartan men would be sent on a suicide mission to Thermopylae to hold off the invading Persian army. Dienekes was chosen to go. On the first and second day of battle, many Persians were killed, but only a few Greeks. At the end of the second day, Xerxes found a secret path where part of his army could go through and completely surround the Greeks on the next day. Leonidas was informed of this and sent a group of Spartans, including Xeones and Dienekes, on an unsuccessful mission to kill Xerxes.