The Trojan War began when the Trojan Prince Paris kidnapped Helen, the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta. He was assisted by Aphrodite, who had promised him Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, as a reward for si... More »

Paris did not survive the Trojan War. Although he was alive at the end of Homer's "Iliad," other stories and plays record his death at the end of the war. Soon after he famously shot Achilles' heel, Paris received a mort... More »

While the Trojan War is unlikely to have happened exactly the way Homer's writings describe it, a city fitting the description of Troy near the Dardanelles was destroyed at about the time Homer's story references. Ancien... More »

The Trojan War lasted slightly more than 10 years. During the first nine years, the Greeks fought against the Trojans and its neighbors to attempt to cut off Troy's supplies and gain an advantage. More »

The Trojan War ended when the Greeks defeated Troy using a large wooden horse. The hollow wooden horse helped the Greeks gain entry inside the city walls of Troy. More »

While the Trojan War is unlikely to have happened exactly the way Homer's writings describe it, a city fitting the description of Troy near the Dardanelles was destroyed at about the time Homer's story references. Ancien... More »

The Pelopennesian War took place in the ancient Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta. Battles also took place in many neutral states in the Aegean as the war expanded throughout Greece. The Spartan forces attacked the ... More »