The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War

Author: Emily Little

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307771482

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the story's main events. A nice supplement to units on ancient Greece or mythology."--Booklist.
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Trojan Horse

How the Greeks Won the Trojan War

Author: Patrick Auerbach

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530661282

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Page: 62

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The story of the Trojan War, fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age, has grabbed the imagination for millennia. A conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, but its representation in epic literature such as Homer's Iliad is almost certainly more myth than reality. Nevertheless, it has defined and shaped the way ancient Greek culture has been viewed right up to the 21st century CE. The story of gods and heroic warriors is perhaps one of the richest single surviving sources from antiquity and offers insights into the warfare, religion, customs, and attitudes of the ancient Greeks. The main source for our knowledge of the Trojan War is Homer's Iliad (written sometime in the 8th century BCE) where he recounts 53 days during the final year of the ten year conflict. The Greeks imagined the war to have occurred some time in the 13th century BCE. However, the war was also the subject of a long oral tradition prior to Homer's work, and this, combined with other sources such as the fragmentary Epic Cycle poems, give us a more complete picture of what exactly the Greeks thought of as the Trojan War. The Trojan War, in Greek tradition, started as a way for Zeus to reduce the ever-increasing population of humanity and, more practically, as an expedition to reclaim Helen, wife of Menelaos, King of Sparta and brother of Agamemnon. Helen was abducted by the Trojan prince Paris (also known as Alexandros) and taken as his prize for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess in a competition with Athena and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. Menelaos and the Greeks wanted her back and to avenge Trojan impudence. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history
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The Trojan Horse

The Fall of Troy: A Greek Legend

Author: Justine Fontes,Ron Fontes

Publisher: Graphic Universe

ISBN: 082256484X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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In graphic novel format, tells how Greek goddesses began the Trojan War, and how it was ended by the Greeks with an ingenious plan.
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Ancient Greece

Spartans and the Trojan Horse

Author: Patrick Auerbach

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537384009

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Page: 122

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Spartans: The True and Brutal Story Of How The Spartans Become The Strongest Warriors In History 480 B. C. Proud Xerxes, Emperor of Persia and King of Kings, invades Greece with a million soldiers. He commands thousands of ships and is supported by dozens of allies, among them the charming Queen Artemisia. At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history. One that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale. Read how The Spartans became the strongest warriors in history. Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the Trojan War The story of the Trojan War, fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age, has grabbed the imagination for millennia. A conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, but its representation in epic literature such as Homer's Iliad is almost certainly more myth than reality. Nevertheless, it has defined and shaped the way ancient Greek culture has been viewed right up to the 21st century CE. The story of gods and heroic warriors is perhaps one of the richest single surviving sources from antiquity and offers insights into the warfare, religion, customs, and attitudes of the ancient Greeks. The main source for our knowledge of the Trojan War is Homer's Iliad (written sometime in the 8th century BCE) where he recounts 53 days during the final year of the ten year conflict. The Greeks imagined the war to have occurred some time in the 13th century BCE. However, the war was also the subject of a long oral tradition prior to Homer's work, and this, combined with other sources such as the fragmentary Epic Cycle poems, give us a more complete picture of what exactly the Greeks thought of as the Trojan War. The Trojan War, in Greek tradition, started as a way for Zeus to reduce the ever-increasing population of humanity and, more practically, as an expedition to reclaim Helen, wife of Menelaos, King of Sparta and brother of Agamemnon. Helen was abducted by the Trojan prince Paris (also known as Alexandros) and taken as his prize for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess in a competition with Athena and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. Menelaos and the Greeks wanted her back and to avenge Trojan impudence. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history
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The Trojan War

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264493

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

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A cinematic tale of passion, war, loyalty, betrayal, and retribution “These events I relate are the living seeds, and they will bear bloody fruit, I promise.” So says Ulysses, King of Ithaca, as he recounts the origins of the Trojan War. Renowned Greek mythologist Bernard Evslin masterfully depicts the ten-year war: its beginnings rooted in discord among the gods; the seduction of the famed beauty Helen of Troy; and the spectacular development of the Trojan Horse, Ulysses’ cunning ploy to win the war. Evslin brings to life the dramatic twists and turns of this classic tale of human folly, mortal heroism, and the brutality and brilliance that have come down through the ages.
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The Trojan Horse

Author: David Clement-Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756942625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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The rich vocabulary and factual panels will set them on a lifelong path to reading for information in this retelling of how the Greeks used a wooden horse to win the ten-year-long Trojan War. Full color.
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Surprise, Trojans!

The Story of the Trojan Horse

Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481420860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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An illustrated retelling of the ancient story follows the experiences of soldiers who believe they have won the Trojan War upon accepting the "gift" of a giant wooden horse only to discover it is filled with attacking Greek soldiers. By the author of the Goddess Girls series. Simultaneous.
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