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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Trojan War in next to no time with this concise guide.
50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Trojan War. When Menelaus, king of Sparta, returned home after visiting his dying father in Crete to discover that his beautiful wife, Helen, had been kidnapped by Paris and taken to Troy, he was furious. He declared a war on Troy that would last ten years, lead to a considerable loss of life, and eventually end in the famous saga of the Trojan horse.
In just 50 minutes you will:
• Understand the context surrounding the Trojan War, leading up to the fearless kidnapping of Helen, the wife of Menelaus, by Paris
• Discover the sacrifices made by both sides and the intricacies of ancient warfare, particularly in the face of the impenetrable defence of the walls of Troy
• Recognise the final blow to the Trojans when the Greeks sent in their famous wooden horse, and finally captured the city and recovered Helen
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