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Trojan War

n. Greek Mythology
The ten-year war waged against Troy by the Greeks, caused by the abduction of Helen by Paris and resulting in the burning and destruction of Troy.

Trojan War

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a war fought by the Greeks against the Trojans to avenge the abduction of Helen from her Greek husband Menelaus by Paris, son of the Trojan king. It lasted ten years and ended in the sack of Troy

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n.
a legendary war fought between a confederation of Greeks and the city of Troy as a result of the abduction of Helen by Paris.
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Noun1.Trojan War - (Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and TroyTrojan War - (Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy; the Greeks sailed to Troy to recover Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of Menelaus who had been abducted by Paris; after ten years the Greeks (via the Trojan Horse) achieved final victory and burned Troy to the ground; "the story of the Trojan War is told in Homer's Iliad"
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Trojan War

nTrojanischer Krieg
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