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mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel' Achilles
(Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War Agamemnon
mythical Greek hero; a warrior who fought against Troy in the Iliad Ajax
(classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awar apple of discord
(Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed Cassandra
native of ancient Troy Dardan , Dardanian , Trojan
(Greek mythology) founder of Troy Dardanus
1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams grain
German archaeologist who discovered nine superimposed city sites of Troy; he also excavated Mycenae (1822-1890) Heinrich Schliemann , Schliemann
(Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War Helen , Helen of Troy
Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy Iliad
(Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy; Artemis rescued her and she later became a priestess Iphigenia
(Greek mythology) a queen of Sparta who was raped by Zeus who had taken the form of a swan; Helen of Troy was conceived in the rape of Leda Leda
(Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy Myrmidon
(Greek mythology) a wise old counselor to the Greeks at Troy Nestor
(Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey Odysseus
Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy Odyssey
(Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War Paris
(Greek mythology) the last king of Troy; father of Hector and Paris and Cassandra Priam
large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War Trojan Horse , Wooden Horse
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