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According to Homer's Iliad the war started when King Priam of Troy told his son , Paris to choose which of the three goddess was the most beautiful: Hera, Aphrodite, or Athene. Paris chooses Aphrodite. In return of the favor, Aphrodite helps Paris to kidnapp Helen, the wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta. Then Menelaus and the other Greek leaders declare war on Troy, to regain their honor and to rescue Helen. But scholars say the real reason of the start of the Trojan War was because Greeks arguing with the Trojans about trade issues. Either way Troy was reduced into rubble. According to Virgil's(another Greek poet)Aeneid, the Trojan War ended when the Achaeans constructed a huge wooden horse and left it outside of Troy's city walls. The curious Trojans took it into the city. That night, Achaean soldiers... [continues]
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