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Trojan War

In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Greeks. The war started when the Trojan prince Paris took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. Homer’s Iliad is an epic poem set in the war’s tenth and final year.

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

A medieval love story

In ancient stories, including Homer’s Iliad, the Trojan prince Troilus is killed at a young age by the Greek champion Achilles. In the Middle Ages, he became the lead character in a love story that paired him up with a young woman called Cressida.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Homer’s Trojan War

Homer’s Trojan War

Dawn of war

In this video produced by Invicta History, the focus is on the origins of the Trojan War, including a brief introduction on the poems of the Epic Cycle and the structure of “heroic” society.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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