There are many incidents that precipitated the Trojan War. The Trojan war was fought by Greece and Troy. The Author of this story was Homer. Homer told many stories but the Trojan War was one of his more popular ones. This was a story full of battles, heroes, widows, death and victory. The cause of this war was not one particular incident. There are three main incidents that led to the Trojan War.
The first incident that lead to the Trojan war was the bad omen over Paris’ life. Paris was a Prince. Paris was the son of Priam, who was the king of Troy. Priam’s prophetic daughter, Cassandra, prophesied that Paris would ultimately destroy Troy. When Priam sent his son off to be killed Paris was rescued by some shepherds. Paris grew up far from home. One day he was approached by three goddesses and this is what lead to the main incident that caused the Trojan War.
Paris’ decision to pick Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess was the second main incident that caused the Trojan War. One night Paris was approached by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. They told him he must decide which one of them was the most beautiful. To try and get Paris to pick themselves, Hera offered Paris power if he chose her, Athena offered military glory and wisdom and Aphrodite promised the most beautiful woman in the world as his wife. Paris then chose Aphrodite. This decision later proves to be a very important incident in the cause of the Trojan War.
The third main incident that lead to the Trojan war was Paris’ visit to Sparta. Later as a young man Paris returned to Troy. Paris was recognized and excepted. Paris was then asked to go to Sparta as a diplomat. Paris agreed. It just so happened that Menelaus the king of Sparta was away. Menelaus had an extremely beautiful wife named Helen. Paris immediately fell in love with her. He then quickly took her away with him back to Troy. When the Greek people heard this they uni...