Cause of the Trojan war

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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 Continue...

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One day he was approached by three goddesses and this is what lead to the main incident that caused the Trojan War. It just so happened that Menelaus the king of Sparta was away. Paris was then asked to go to Sparta as a diplomat. If Paris had not gone to Sparta none of this would have happened. be killed Paris was rescued by some shepherds. They told him he must decide which one of them was the most beautiful. These main incidents sparked smaller incidents that caused the Trojan War. Later as a young man Paris returned to Troy. Without that omen Paris would have never met the Goddesses, and without Paris being promised the most beautiful wife Helen would not have fallen in love with him, and without that trip to Sparta Paris would have never met Helen. Paris immediately fell in love with her. Menelaus had an extremely beautiful wife named Helen.


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