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The Trojan War Part III

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Lauren Fraley

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The Trojan War Part III Greek Heros Trojan Heroes Agamemnon
Achilles
Odysseus
Diomedes
Ajax Hector
Paris
Helenus
Aeneas
Memnon The Greeks land in Troy and the battle begins... The Trojan War Agamemnon Agamemnon was the King of Mycenae and he was also the son of Atreus. Later he got dethroned and murdered by his brother, Aegisthus. His wife was Clytemnestra and had four children. His brother was also the King of Sparta. Achilles His father was the King of Peleus. His mother Thetis wanted him to be immortal so she dipped him into the waters of the River Styx. All of him was immortal except for his ankles because her hands were covering them during the ritual Odysseus He is the King of Ithaca and one of the most famous hero in the Trojan War. But on his journey home the sea god Poseidon interfered with it. It took him 10 years to return and he and his wife Penelope remained together. Diomedes Diomedes was one of the most respected leaders of the Greeks in the Trojan War. He was the King of Agros and was a great warrior. Ajax Ajax is known for his size and strength. He is also called Ajax the Great because there was also another Ajax in the war but he was much smaller than him. Ajax and Trojan hero Hector had fought in a single combat. The fight was ended by the heralds. They exchanged gifts and Ajax gave Hector a belt and Hector gave Ajax a sword. The Greek Heroes The Trojan Heroes Hector Hector, oldest child of Priam and Hecuba, presumed heir to the throne of Troy, devoted husband of Andromache, and father of Astyanax, was the greatest Trojan hero of the Trojan War, the main defender of Troy, and a favorite of Apollo. With Apollo's help Hector killed Patroclus, the best friend of Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, but staying on the sidelines due to a conflict with Agamemnon. When Hector killed his friend, Achilles became enraged and so agreed to join the other Greeks in fighting against the Trojans. Helenus Helenus, in Greek legend, son of King Priam of Troy and his wife Hecuba, brother of Hector, and twin brother of the prophetess Cassandra. According to Homer he was a seer and warrior. After the death of Paris in the Trojan War, Helenus paid suit to Helen but when she rejected him for his brother, Deiphobus, he withdrew in indignation to Mt. Ida, where he was captured by the Greeks. Other accounts, however, relate that Odysseus captured him, or he surrendered voluntarily in disgust at the treacherous murder of Achilles. He told the Greeks that in order to capture Troy they must gain possession of the Trojans’ image of Pallas Athena (the Palladium), and they must slay Paris with the help of Achilles’ son Neoptolemus and of Philoctetes, who possessed the bow of Heracles. Memnon Memnon, in Greek mythology, son of Tithonus (son of Laomedon, legendary king of Troy) and Eos (Dawn) and king of the Ethiopians. He was a post-Homeric hero, who, after the death of the Trojan warrior Hector, went to assist his uncle Priam, the last king of Troy, against the Greeks. He performed prodigies of valour but was slain by the Greek hero Achilles. According to tradition, Zeus, the king of the gods, was moved by the tears of Eos and bestowed immortality upon Memnon. His companions were changed into birds, called Memnonides, that came every year to fight and lament over his grave. The combat between Achilles and Memnon was often represented by Greek artists, and the story of Memnon was the subject of the lost Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus. Paris Before there was a celebrity named Paris or a city of lights sharing the name there was another famous Paris connected with the most famous war in history. Paris was the son of King Priam of Troy and Queen Hecuba. Hecuba had a dream about the great trouble her unborn child would cause, so when Paris was born, instead of raising him, she ordered him exposed on Mt. Ida. Normally exposure of an infant meant death, but Paris was lucky. He was suckled by a she-bear, then raised to adulthood by a shepherd. Discord, in an act worthy of her name, gave a golden apple to "the most beautiful goddess," but neglected to name her. She left that choice to the goddesses, but they couldn't decide among themselves. When they couldn't prevail upon Zeus to decide who was most beautiful, they turned to Paris. The 3 goddesses vying for the honor were Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite. Each goddess offered something of great value as a bribe to make Paris name her as the most beautiful. Paris might have made the same choice based on looks, but he chose the beauty goddess Aphrodite for her bribe. She rewarded him by making the most beautiful mortal, Helen, wife of Menelaus, fall in love with him. Paris then abducted Helen and took her to Troy, thereby starting the Trojan War. Aeneas Son of Anchises and Aphrodite Leader Troy's Dardanian allies One of the most respected Troy heroes
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