Aphrodite and the Gods of Love acknowledges her crucial role in the epic Trojan War with The Judgement of Paris.
Not since the Trojan War has the fate of the Hellenes been so central to humankind.
Slut-Shaming Helen of Troy Emily Wilson, The New Republic If we blame her for the Trojan War, what does that say about us?
It was in activity before the Trojan War, and even before the arrival of the "Sizilien" settlers.
The subjects related to the Trojan War and the adventures of Ulysses.
We have above said that the Trojan War was a complete cycle, of which the two poems portray the two halves.
But this list reached back far beyond the Trojan War, as it started with Io, paramour of Zeus.
He was present at the famous battle between the Lapithae and the Centaurs, and took a leading part in the Trojan War.
One generation after the date we have assigned to this expedition occurred the Trojan War.
Now the work undertaken by Thucydides was not a history of the Trojan War; but he had evidently considered that story.
In classical mythology, the great war fought between the Greeks and the Trojans. The Greeks sailed to Troy in order to recover Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of a Greek king. She had been carried off to Troy by Paris, a prince of Troy. (Aphrodite had promised Helen to Paris following the Judgment of Paris.) The fighting continued for ten years, while Achilles, the greatest warrior of the Greeks, refused to fight because he had been offended by the commander, Agamemnon. Achilles finally took to the field and killed the greatest Trojan warrior, Hector. Having seriously weakened the Trojan defense, the Greeks achieved final victory through the ploy of the Trojan horse. They burned Troy to the ground and returned to Greece.
A war in ancient times between forces from the mainland of Greece and the defenders of the city of Troy, in what is now Turkey. The war seems to have begun about 1200 b.c. It is the basis of many classical legends, some of which appear in the ancient poems the Iliad and the Aeneid.