In the trojan war what caused trouble between the greeks and the trojans?

also describe the batlle between Hector and achellies

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I don't know why people get so worked-up over saying the Trojan War was the Spartans versus the Trojans rather than the Greeks versus the Trojans. Anyone that has ever read the Iliad from beginning to end would have read Book II, the Catalogue of Ships, listing the armies that fought against Troy. There were armies from Boeotia, Minyans, Phocia, Locris, Abantes, Athens, Salamis, Argos, Tiryns, Mycenae, Corinth, Sparta, Pylos, Oechalia, Arcadia, Elis, Dulichium, Thessaly, Ithaca, Aetolia, Crete, Rhodes, Syme, Phylace, Iolcus, Magnesia-- and these were all cities, towns or provinces not of Sparta, but of GREECE. It would be more appropriate to say the Achaeans battled against the Trojans, since they were not all Spartans.

    The whole war broke out after an event referred to as "The Judgement of Paris". Zeus held this great banquet to to celebrate the marriage of Thetis and Peleus, Achilles' mother and father. All the gods and goddess were invited to attend, save Eris, the goddess of discord/strife. Angered that she was not invited, Eris threw a golden apple into the middle of the celebration, the Apple of Discord, and the apple bore an inscription reading "to (or 'for') the fairest". Three goddesses stepped up to claim the apple for themselves: Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.

    Each goddess asked Zeus to decide which among them was the fairest and most deserving of the apple. Rather than choosing just one--keep in mind that one goddess was his wife, the other two his daughters (at least according to Homer)--and incurring the wrath of the two he did not choose as the fairest, he asked Paris to be judge. Since Paris was a mere mortal asked to choose among the three goddesses, initially he could not make a choice. So each goddesses offered him an "incentive" if he were to choose her.

    Hera offered to make him a king with great power. He considered this, but decided that he wanted to hear what the other two goddesses had to offer. Athena offered him great wisdom and skill and good fortune in war. While both offers seemed very promising, Paris did not want to make a decision until he had to hear what Aphrodite had to offer him. Aphrodite offered him the love of the most beautiful woman in the world. Paris accepted Aphrodite's offer and awarded her the apple. The most beautiful [mortal] woman of all the world happened to be Helen of Sparta, wife to Menelaus.

    To make an already long story short, Paris ends up abducting Helen while her husband is away in Crete to attend the funeral services of his maternal grandfather, Catreus. Whether she went of her own accord or was coerced is debatable and open to speculation. All of Helen's suitors were called upon to fulfill an oath they had made prior to Helen's marriage to Menelaus, and a massive Greek army was assembled to travel to Troy with the intent to engage in battle.

    In Book IV of the Iliad, there was truce called between the Achaeans and Trojans, where Helen could have been peacefully returned to her husband, without further bloodshed. Pandarus/Pandaros, a famous Trojan archer, persuaded by Athena, wounds Menelaus with one of his arrows, destroying the truce.

    The battle between Achilles and Hector is also quite lengthy. After Hector had killed Patroclus, Achilles wanted to avenge Patroclus' death. Achilles chased Hector around the walls of Troy three times, before Athena finally intervened. She assumed the form of Deiphobus, Hector's favorite and most beloved brother, and as his "brother" she implored him to stop running and fight back. Hector believed this figure was indeed his brother, so he took his stance and launched his spear at Achilles. Missing, he turned to ask his "brother" for another spear, only to discover that his "brother" had mysteriously disappeared, and to come to the realization that the gods had deceived him.

    Achilles kills Hector and desecrates the body by attaching it to his chariot, where he then dragged the body before the walls of Troy. He refused to relenquish Hector's body so that it could receive the proper burial rites, so Hector's father, Priam, sneaks into the Greek camp and ransoms Hector's body.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ultimately the strife began when a dispute broke out over which Greek goddess was the most beautiful. It fell upon Paris' shoulders to choose. The three goddesses in question were Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. Hera offered Paris power, Athena offered him wisdom, and Aphrodite offered Paris the love of the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen of Sparta. As a result of choosing Aphrodite most beautiful of Greek goddesses, he won Helen's love which precipitated the Trojan War when Helen left with Paris.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, actually it was the Spartans and the Trojans. Paris took a woman from Sparta to Troy, but Sparta didn't want that. That's when the war happened.

  • 5 years ago

    Assasans creed? lol. Nyway.. AssaSIN creed is about u being a guy which is helping a doctor find a treasure. Since your family generation (father,grandfather, greatgrandfather and so on) have been a great assasin, so the doctor need your help on discovering the pass and find the secret old-time treasure. This is made possible with the spectacle thingy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It would take days to tell you the entire story... So I will give you a quick run down... Helen was never stolen she left with Paris on her own accord... But her husband man-hood was put on the line.... He became the brunt of many jokes from his court and people so he decided to to after his wife and punish her and her lover for causing him so much grief..... So he attacked the small city state of Sparta and with the Trojans horse he won that battle.. When he found out that both his wife Helen and her lover was killed the war ended.. He really left Sparta in defeat and flames and dust and returned to his home-land..................................................

  • 1 decade ago

    Over a girl (Helen). Bridal theft, if you ask me.

    And it was the Spartans, not the Greeks.

    In the midst of battle, Hector spotted his chance and shot Achilles' only weak point: his heel (which is how we get the name Achilles Tendon)

  • 1 decade ago

    the trojans took Princess Helen

    and Greece went to war with

    them to get her back

    ( i think. mind blank, but i tried. maybe check some greek myth websites )

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