Trojan War

The Trojan War was fought between the city of Troy and the Greeks after the Trojan prince Paris kidnapped Helen from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta. After a drawn-out conflict involving the most famous Greek and Trojan heroes, the city of Troy fell for Odysseus' ruse of a hollow wooden horse given as a gift of concession, but the horse actually concealed Greek soldiers who opened the city gates while the Trojans slept. The following documents include the many literary and theatrical depictions of the Trojan War from ancient Greece.