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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.
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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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Tro′jan War′



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.
How timely, then, for Odysseus of Atlanta's Georgia Shakespeare to finally return to the fold after 10 years of fighting the Trojan Wars in The Odyssey: A Journey Home, Oct.
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Pictures, JEREMY PARDOE; Princess Ilia, played by Anna Dennis; JP100808King-12; The story is set on the island of Crete, although much of the imagery invokes Maoist China.; JP100808King-45; The High Priest of Poseidon, played by Andrew Clarke; JP100808King-30;; The dress rehearsal of Birmingham Opera Company's latest production, 'King Idomeneo'; Princess Electra, played by Donna Bateman, bears an unrequited love for Prince Idamante.; Kind Idomeneo, played by Paul Nilon, is one of the few to survive a dreadful storm as he sails back from the Trojan Wars; JP100808King-27
Again, the aim is to retell Homer's story of the Trojan wars by rearranging the diverse Homeric evidence into a continuous chronological narrative, consistent with scholarly evidence of what we know of the thirteenth-century-B.C.