Trojan War

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Trojan War Terms…

Paris~ Paris started the Trojan War and was received the golden apple to give to the most beautiful goddess. * Helen~ The war started when the Queen of Sparta, Queen Helen, got abducted. * Golden Apple~ Paris would give the apple to the goddess whom he thought was the most beautiful. * Venus~ Venus was one of Paris’ choices as well, she promised to be the most beautiful. She also won and received the golden apple. * Minerva~ The Greeks built a wooden horse that was going to trick the Trojans that it was a gift from the goddess Minerva. * Juno~ Juno was one of Paris’ choices, she promised power to him if she was chosen. * Menelaus~ He was Helen’s husband was outraged wen she was abducted, so he appealed to his brother, Agamemnon. * Ulysses~ The most cunning of the Greek warriors was Ulysses. * Achilles~ The mightiest of the Greek warriors was Achilles. * Hector~ The greatest warrior of the Trojans was Hector. * Wooden Horse~ This wooden horse was used to trick the Trojans that it was a gift from the goddess Minerva. * Aeneas~ The next best known Trojan warrior, after Hector, was Aeneas- a Dardanian from the area north of the city. * Creusa~ Aeneas’ wife died as he was escaping Troy.

* Dido~ She is an exiled Phoenician queen who was living in Carthage until she was killed. * Vergil’s Aenied~ All of Aeneas’ adventures, struggles, and loves through his arrival to Italy was told in Vergil’s Aenied.

Trojan War Questions…

I think I would be important for the Romans to link their cultural heritage & origins to the Trojan War because the gift of the Greek wooden horse started the war. Staying true to their culture could have resulted in no war at all. To an immigrant or visitor would have perceived a sense cultural identity in Rome, would have partly a good message of the way that they stayed true to their culture. But also partly a bad message because they received a Greek gift that was...
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