wat happened in the end of the trojan war??
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- ♥LadyC♥Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The war sprang from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera and Aphrodite, after Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, gave them a golden apple with the inscription "to the fairest" (sometimes known as the Apple of Discord). The goddesses went to Paris, who judged that Aphrodite, as the "fairest", should receive the apple. In exchange, Aphrodite made Helen, the most beautiful of all women, fall in love with Paris, who took her to Troy. Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, and the brother of Helen's husband Menelaus, led an expedition of Achaean troops to Troy and besieged the city for ten years. After the deaths of many heroes, including the Achaeans Achilles and Ajax, and the Trojans Hector and Paris, the city fell to the ruse of the Trojan Horse. The Achaeans mercilessly slaughtered the Trojans and desecrated the temples, thus earning the gods' wrath. Few of the Achaeans returned to their homes and many founded colonies in distant shores. The Romans later traced their origin to Aeneas, one of the Trojans, who was said to have led the surviving Trojans to Italy.
Since this war was considered among the ancient Greeks as either the last event of the mythical age or the first event of the historical age, several dates are given for the fall of Troy. They usually derive from genealogies of kings. Ephorus gives 1135 BC, Sosibius 1172 BC, Eratosthenes 1184 BC/1183 BC, Plato 1193 BC, the Parian marble 1209 BC/1208 BC, Dicaearchus 1212 BC, Herodotus around 1250 BC,Eretes 1291 BC while Douris 1334 BC. As for the exact day Ephorus gives 23/24 Thargelion (July 6 or 7), Hellanicus 12 Thargelion (May 26) while others give the 23rd of Sciroforion (July 7) or the 23rd of Ponamos (October 7)
The glorious and rich city Homer describes was believed to be Troy VI by many twentieth century authors, destroyed in 1275 BC, probably by earthquake. Its follower Troy VIIa, destroyed by fire at some point during the 1180s BC, was long considered a poorer city, but since the excavation campaign of 1988 it has risen to the most likely candidate.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_War
- 1 decade ago
At the end the greeks got in Troy by using the trojan horse...(all the greeks hid in a horse and jumped out after dark and everyone in troy was asleep) They killed the trojan king, also they killed paris im pretty sure and took helen back to sparta.so the greeks won back helen. Odysseus got lost for like 10 years...you can read that in the "Odyssey" Oh by the way the movie troy was sum what real but mostly it was just hollywood...so dont rely on it.Source(s): The iiliad, The odyssey and my history/english teacher
- Miss DemeanorLv 51 decade ago
If you watched Helen of Troy with Brad Pitt, you should have gotten a huge CLUE what happened after.
I can't believe you're asking this! I mean the war lasted years! Troy lost.
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- 1 decade ago
The Greeks were dismayed by the deaths of two of their greatest fighters. The city seemed as invulnerable as ever.
The Greek seer, named Calchas, told them Troy won't fall until Neoptolemus, son of Achilles join the war. Calchas also said that the bow and arrows of Heracles must be brought to Troy.
Odysseus easily persuaded young Neoptolemus to join the Greeks. Neoptolemus was living with his mother Deídameia, daughter of Lycomedes, on the island of Scyrus. The bow of Heracles, however, belonged to one of the Greek leaders named Philoctetes, whom the Greeks had abandoned on the island of Lemnos due to the vile odour from snakebite.
Philoctetes was bitter of the Greeks deserting him on the uninhabited island, and he refused to join the Greeks, when they arrived. Philoctetes want to kill Odysseus, Agamemnon and Menelaus, because they were responsible for leaving him behind. Philoctetes would have killed Odysseus, until the appearance and intervention of Heracles himself. Either Philoctetes or his father had lit the hero's funeral pyre; in return, Heracles had given his mighty bow to whoever had lit his pyre. Philoctetes or his father happened to be Heracles' friend. Heracles, now a god, persuaded his friend to return with Odysseus to Troy. Heracles assured his old friend that he would finally be healed.
At Troy, Philoctetes was healed by one of the Greek healers, named Machaon, the son of Asclepius.
In the fighting, the first person Philoctetes mortally wounded with his arrow was Paris.
Paris remembering his first wife's words, whom he had abandoned for Helen. Oenoe had told Paris before he left for Sparta that she would heal him if he was ever wounded. But the nymph could not forgive him for not returning earlier; she refused to heal Paris. Paris had no choice but to return to Troy to die. Oenone at once regret her decision, and went after Paris with drug to heal him of the Hydra's venom. But it was too late for Oenone to save him. In her grief, Oenone hanged herself.
One last ally came to Troy's aid. Eurypylus, the son of Telephus, against his father's wishes, because Telephus had promised the Greeks he would not aid Troy in the war. Breaking Telephus' promises, Eurypylus arrived with new Mysian reinforcement. Eurypylus killed many Greeks, including the healer, Machaon. Neoptolemus killed Eurypylus, avenging Machaon's death.
With Paris dead, his two brothers, Helenus and Deïphobus (Deiphobus), quarrelled over who would have Helen. The people of Troy decided in favour of Deïphobus, and forced Helen to marry him.
Helenus left the city but was captured by Odysseus. Helenus was the son of Priam and Hecuba, but he was also a seer, like his sister, Cassandra. The Greeks somehow managed to persuade the seer to reveal the weakness of Troy. The Greeks learnt from Helenus, that Troy would not fall, while the Palladium, image or statue of Athena, remained within Troy's walls. One night, Odysseus and Diomedes slipped into Troy and stole the Palladium.
The Greeks realised they would only be able to capture the city if they can get some forces within Troy. Odysseus later devised the stratagem on finally winning the war, by building a gigantic wooden horse, and leaving it on the beach. The wooden horse would have some selected men, led by Odysseus, hidden inside its belly. The main force of the Greeks would leave their camp and sailed their ships away, hiding behind the nearest island.
A Greek spy, Sinon, was deliberately left behind, who would try to convince the Trojans that the Greeks had sailed home, and that Trojans should bring the horse inside their walls. The Trojan seers, Cassandra and Laocoön (Laocoon) tried to warn them not to listen to Sinon, but a sea-monster send by Poseidon, killed Laocoön and his two sons. The sea god's intervention had convinced the Trojans that they had won the war, so they brought the wooden horse within Troy's walls. (Follow this link, for the list Greek heroes who had hid inside the Wooden Horse in Facts and Figures.)
The Trojans celebrated their apparent victory before going to bed. The Greek warriors inside the wooden horse, climbed out of the hidden compartment, open the gate to allow the Greek army entrance into the sleeping city. Agamemnon returned with the main body of the Greek army, and entered the city.
Fighting erupted during the night inside Troy. Although the Trojans fought well in their city, too many of the Trojans were killed in the first hour of attack.
Only two Trojan (Dardanian) leaders survived. Antenor and his family were protected by Menelaüs and Odysseus, who hanged a panther's hide outside of Antenor's door. (Before the war had begun, it was Antenor who advised Priam in returning Helen to Menelaüs. Antenor protected the Greek embassy from attack, when another elder wished to murder them. (See Arrival in Troy about Antenor helping the Greek embassy.)