Trojan War


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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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For by all that is good it is as true as that it is daylight now; and if it be a lie, it must be a lie too that there was a Hector, or Achilles, or Trojan war, or Twelve Peers of France, or Arthur of England, who still lives changed into a raven, and is unceasingly looked for in his kingdom.
There is no reason to doubt his sincerity when he speculates on the possibility of seeing and knowing the heroes of the Trojan war in another world.
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Years later, he died in the Trojan War when his enemy shot him in the heel with an arrow.
Koc Museum in ystanbul is marking next year's 100th anniversary of World War I's Gallipoli Campaign with a new exhibition that takes its visitors back not 100 but 3,000 years -- to the Trojan War.
Talavera got inspired by the Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, married to Menelaus, later absconding with Paris, which ultimately led to the Trojan war.
What is the background of the myth of the Trojan War narrated in the Iliad?
The large-scale film which is based on the poem The Odyssey by Homer, will tell the story about the Greek king who had been away for a decade fighting the Trojan War and returns home, Deadline.
What is served up is a lightweight series of vignettes as the pair head off on time travels that have them meet up with the likes of Marie Antoinette, Leonardo da Vinci and the Greek heroes of the Trojan War.
But their antics have implications and, with the universe threatened, Mr Peabody must join them in Ancient Egypt, the Trojan War, the Renaissance (quality time with Leonardo da Vinci) and Revolutionary France.
With so many mysteries intersecting, expect a complex historical novel replete with political tensions and fine insights: a survey that brings to life the early history of a region affected by the Trojan War and its aftermath.