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  • proper n. Decade long war waged by Sparta, under king Agamemnon, against the Trojans, to avenge the abduction of Helen, wife of king Menelaus, by Paris, son of Trojan king Priam; ended in the destruction of Troy.

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  • n. (Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy; the Greeks sailed to Troy to recover Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of Menelaus who had been abducted by Paris; after ten years the Greeks (via the Trojan Horse) achieved final victory and burned Troy to the ground

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  • In the Trojan War, Tuchman wrote, the leaders of Troy knew that they were making a mistake when they wheeled that horse into their besieged city, but they did it anyway.

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  • The poem told the story of Trojan War and eventually made his way to Italy where his descendants founded Rome.

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