The Iliad and the Trojan War The Iliad
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The Iliad and the Trojan War
The Iliad wwp. greenwichmeantime. com The Iliad starts nine years into the Trojan War The Trojan War took place in Troy which is in the northwest corner of what we now call the Republic of Turkey Many things had to happen to get this big war under way
The Start of it All… Three generations of misery and bloodshed started because a wedding planner failed to invite an important goddess…
The Big Affair – Peleus and Thetis’ Wedding With Zeus’ consent, all the famous mortals, gods, and goddess attended Eris, the goddess of strife was not invited Eris was insulted and snuck into the wedding reception…
To the fairest A Golden Apple Deadwhitemales. net Eris tossed a golden apple onto the dance floor. On the apple were the words, “To the fairest. ” The golden apple was a serious party killer. Who was the most beautiful?
Who is the fairest of them all? The competition was between: v. Athena – Zeus’ daughter and a real daddy’s girl v. Hera – Zeus’ wife and Queen of the Gods v. Aphrodite – The Goddess of Love They asked Zeus, as the King of the Gods, to award the prize, but he was no fool…
The Judgment of Paris www. mythencyclopedia. com Zeus gave the task to Paris, son of Priam, the King of Troy. Zeus knew that Troy was fated to be destroyed because of an old run-in with Apollo and Poseidon. Paris was the “torch to set the whole city on fire. ”
Paris’ Ill-fated Choice v Athena offered him victory in war v Hera offered him power over nations v Aphrodite offered him the most beautiful woman in the world What would you choose? homepage. mac. com
Helen of Troy Paris accepted Aphrodite’s offer He then learned that the most beautiful girl in the world was ALREADY MARRIED She was Helen, daughter of Leda and Zeus She was married to Menelaus, king of Sparta www. search. com
The Kidnapping of Helen www. mlahanas. com Paris already had a wife named Oenone who warned him not to go through with the kidnapping He didn’t listen He sailed off to Sparta to be guest at the palace of Menelaus
The Kidnapping of Helen Troy was already doomed before this whole incident Zeus was the “Protector of Hospitality” Kidnapping your host’s wife isn’t exactly hospitable If Troy wasn’t in trouble before, they certainly were now! www. waltm. net In Sparta, Paris either forcefully carried Helen away from Troy or he seduced her and she left with him on her own
Troy in Trouble library. thinkquest. org When Menelaus discovered that his wife was kidnapped, he ran to his big brother Agamemnon who agreed to get help wage war to get Helen back Helen is known as the “face that launched a thousand ships”
Clever Odysseus! Odysseus tried to get out of joining Agamemnon and Menelaus in their fight for Helen by pretending to be crazy. Thetis (whose wedding started all this) tried to get her son Achilles out of fighting, too. users. adelphia. net
The Sacrifice of Iphigenia Agamemnon finally got his army together, but they couldn’t set sail against strong winds on the Aegean Sea. The prophet Calchas told him that the winds were from Artemis, and to appease Artemis, Agamemnon would have to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia blogs. warwick. ac. uk Agamemnon sent a message to his wife, Clytemnestra, saying that he had arranged for Iphigenia to marry Achilles in Aulis, but when she arrived on her wedding day, her father sacrificed her on the altar like an animal.
Now the War Can Begin!