In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus king of Sparta. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and has been narrated through many works of Greek literature, most notably through Homer's Iliad. The Iliad relates a part of the last year of the siege of Troy; the Odyssey describes the journey home of Odysseus, one of the war's heroes. Other parts of the war are described in a cycle of epic poems, which have survived through fragments. Episodes from the war provided material for Greek tragedy and other works of Greek literature, and for Roman poets including Virgil and Ovid.
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|Was there a Trojan War?||Recorded sometime in the eighth century B.C., the Iliad represents the culmination of several centuries of oral epic poetry that wove a complex story of the relationship between mortals and gods. Some scholars, however, still cast doubt on the notion of a historical Trojan War, stressing that our belief in its existence is based ultimately on the creation of Homer, who was a poet, not a historian.|
|EBSCO||The Trojan War||An excerpt from Bullfinch's Mythology.|
|EBSCO||The Legend of Troy||Mycenae was the center of the ancient Greek world around 1400 B.C. It was a home to the legendary King Agamemnon who was the leader of the Greeks in the Trojanwar. The war which was fought between the Greeks and the Trojans lasted for 10 years.|
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