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
References in classic literature ?
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.
In this vivid reimagining of the Trojan War, Barker - who took the Booker Prize for Regeneration - follows the heroes of Greece as they fall on Troy to reclaim the famous Helen.
Remember the Greek story of Helen of Troy, or maybe I should refer it to its more commonly known name; the 'Trojan War.' Prince Paris of Troy, all in the name oflove, kidnapped the beautiful Helen, wife of another king, unknown to Prince Paris, an oath has been sworn by all the former suitors of Helen to go into war with her husband in the event that she was ever kidnapped.
Euripides and Aeschylus recount the tragic sequence of Agamemnon sacrificing his daughter Iphigenia to Artemis in return for a Greek victory in the Trojan War, and the family murders and vengeance that followed, says Torrance, but in this play, Iphigenia was saved by Artemis and is priestess of a cult of human sacrifice--specifically of Greek men--in a far corner of the Black Sea.
Achilles tells the story of the greatest hero of the Greeks during the Trojan War, how his best friend is killed by the champion of the Trojans, his desperate grief, and his terrible vengeance.
'Argo' was a ship named after its builder, Argus, which was used by the Argonauts, a band of heroes in Greek mythology who in the years before the Trojan War accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece.
A city thought to be founded by survivors of the Trojan War has been located in Greece.
Odysseus, hero of heroes, survived the Trojan War, fought with men, monsters, gods, and oceans.
The ambassador appeared in a footage from the reception wearing a dress reportedly inspired by ancient Greece and Helen of Troy - sparked the Trojan War because of her beauty according to Greek mythology.
Don't expect god-like heroes in this play about the seemingly interminable Trojan war. In this satirical take they are all too human - against the background of a score by the legendary percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.
Don't go looking for Homeric heroes in this play on the seemingly interminable Trojan War, because this satirical take presents them as all too human, to the aggressive, percussive accompaniment of Evelyn Glennie's score.
from the Trojan War, has inspired the shape of the Montblanc Writers Edition, Homage to Homer.