The Trojans

Menelaus, the affected husband, is anointed to bring to the city of Paris, his revenge. A fleet of over 1,000 ships under the command of Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, is organized to start hostilities. Troy, who expected reprisals understandable, is preparing to fight. Ten years took the achaeans to conquer Troy. And in the course of the war, several events, each more disastrous the next, would undermine the forces of one and another.

Achilles, the great warrior achaeus, dies from a wound in the heel caused by an arrow from the bow of Paris, just in the only place that his mother did not protect. Another great loss was the death of Patroclus, intimate friend of Achilles and Hector. Nine ongoing site continued, looting to neighbouring populations, of exhausting and bloody battles, sold out to both sides. The gods had prophesied the destruction of Troy but elapsed time has left serious doubts in the hearts of the achaeans, who were fighting for survival almost. With luck sometimes in favour of the achaeans, and in another, the Trojans, and even with the intervention of semi-gods and gods in the fight only the genius of a different man, Odysseus, would the scale: after the moral catastrophe that meant the death of Achilles, devised a new gimmick: sort the right-handed soldier Epeius build a great wooden horse gift mode and ending the war. Finished the work, the remnants of the Greek army pretended to leave and a Greek spy, Sinon, convinced the Trojans that accepted the horse as an offering of peace and in honor to Athena. The Trojans, despite the warnings of the priest of Apolo Laocoonte and Cassandra, daughter of Priam, King of Troy, willingly accepted the trophy. What they ignored is that within the great equine, hundreds of Allied soldiers waiting for night to attack. The supposed end of the war and the victory of Troy dominated the mood of the city.

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