Trojan War

The Trojan War was a major event in Greek mythology. According to the stories, it was triggered when Paris, the prince of Troy, either seduced or kidnapped the beautiful Helen away from her husband, the king of Sparta. The war lasted twenty years.

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Who came up with the idea of the Trojan Horse?

Odysseus, the King of Ithaka, an island at the Ionian Sea. He was supposed to be a very clever man, very cunning.

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Why do they say that the Trojan War was Aphrodite's Fault?

There was a beauty contest between Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite and Aphrodite won. She promised Paris, the prince of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world, named Helen, to be his wife. There was one problem, Helen was married. The other goddesses were enraged by Paris' abduction of Helen and this caused the Trojan War.

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Who started the Trojan War and why?

The stories in the epics are a product of the bards who made them up. This is based on bardic material first written down about 725 BCE, but stretching back for about six hundred years before. Like all such traditions, it is difficult to separate out fact from fiction and embellishment.

From internal evidence in the epic poems and later traditions, correlated with archaeological evidence, it seems that there was an extended period of piratical raids by Greek peoples throughout the Aegean islands and the coast of Asia Minor. The final target was Troy, which had grown rich on supplying and taxing the commercial ships which lay up in the Dardanelles waiting favourable tides and winds.

As for all the rest, the bards made it what it came down to us as, and very popular their performances were in a pre-television era. And just as people today think what they see on television is true, so with the audiences of the bards.

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Was the Trojan horse made out of the Greek ships?

Most likely, yes. You have to think, it had been 10 years, there had been a lot of fighting and a lot of dead, not to mention the plague that spread through the Greek camp. I imagine they left with far fewer men than they came with, and thus, needed fewer ships to get home.

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What is a Trojan horse?

Two Types of Trojan HorseTrojan Horse in The IliadThe Trojan Horse is featured in Aeneid by the Latin writer Virgil. The Greek army, failing to take Troy, was almost at its breaking point. However, Odysseus devises a plan that includes this horse. The Greek army built a huge hollow wooden horse, filled it with a few dozen men, and left it at the Trojan gate. The Greeks then boarded their ships and traveled a short distance to hide their fleet. The horse was supposedly a gift to King Priam of troy from Agamemnon of Greece. The horse gets taken inside and during the night, the men jump out and open the Trojan gates for the whole of the Greek army to rush in and take the city. This is where the "Trojan" computer virus gets its name. Trojan Horse in ComputersA Trojan virus is a destructive program that masquerades as a benign application. Unlike viruses, Trojan horses do not replicate themselves but they can be just as destructive. One of the most insidious types of Trojan horse is a program that claims to rid your computer of viruses but instead introduces viruses onto your computer. Trojan horses are broken down in classification based on how they breach systems and the damage they cause.

A Trojan Horse Virus is a common yet difficult to remove computer threat. This is a type of virus that attempts to make the user think that it is a beneficial application. A Trojan Horse virus works by hiding within a set of seemingly useful software programs. Once executed or installed in the system, this type of virus will start infecting other files in the computer.

A Trojan Horse Virus is also usually capable of stealing important information from the user's computer. It will then send this information to Internet servers designated by the developer of the virus. The developer will then be able to gain a level of control over the computer through this Trojan virus. While these things take place, the user will notice that the infected computer has become very slow or unexpected windows pop up without any activity from the user. Later on, this will result to a computer crash.

It can spread in a number of ways. The most common means of infection is through email attachments. The developer of the virus usually uses various spamming techniques in order to distribute the virus to unsuspecting users. These emails contain attachments. Once the user opens the attachment, the Trojan Horse Virus immediately infects the system and performs the tasks mentioned above. Another method used by malware developers to spread their Trojan Horse viruses is via chat software such as Skype. Another method used by this virus in order to infect other machines is through sending copies of itself to the people in the address book of a user whose computer has already been infected by the virus.

A Trojan Horse virus The best way to prevent a Trojan Horse Virus from entering and infecting your computer is to never open email attachments or files that have been sent by unknown senders. However, not all files we can receive are guaranteed to be virus-free. With this, a good way of protecting your PC against malicious programs such as this harmful application is to install and update an anti-virus program.

The seven main types of Trojan horses are:

  • Remote Access Trojans
  • Data Sending Trojans
  • Destructive Trojans
  • Proxy Trojans
  • FTP Trojans
  • Security Software Disabling Trojans
  • Denial-of-Service Attack (DoS) Trojans

A Trojan horse, or Trojan, is a type of malware that masquerades as a legitimate file or helpful program possibly with the purpose of granting a hacker unauthorized access to a computer. Trojans do not attempt to inject themselves into other files like a computer virus. Trojan horses may steal information, or harm their host computer systems. Trojans may use drive-by downloads or install via online games or internet-driven applications in order to reach target computers. The term is derived from the Trojan Horse story in Greek mythology because Trojan horses employ a form of "social engineering," presenting themselves as harmless, useful gifts, in order to persuade victims to install them on their computers.
A virus that disguises itself as a useful program to sneak into the victims computer.
In Greek mythology, the Trojan horse was a devious plot used by the Greeks to gain access to the city of Troy. A large wooden horse was built and several dozen Greek warriors hid inside the horse. The Trojans thought the Greeks were signalling peace and the horse was a gift, so they brought the wooden horse inside the city gates. Late at night the Greek warriors snuck out of the horse, opened the gates and laid waste to the city of Troy.

In modern useage, a Trojan horse is a false gift - something given to another person with the intent of hurting them.

In computer useage, a Trojan horse is a type of virus that gains access to your computer by appearing innocent then wrecking havoc once it's in.
answer 2A 'Trojan Horse' virus is a common and difficult to remove threat to a computer. It is a virus that attempts to make the user think that it is actually beneficial. It hides within a seemingly useful software program, but once executed or installed into your system it will start infecting other files in your computer. It is also usually capable of stealing important information from your computer and could even able to gain a level of control over your computer through this virus.

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Why did the Trojans have to destroy the city walls when they dragged the wooden horse into the city?

They destroyed the top of the gate arch. The horse was too tall.

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Who tried to escape going to the Trojan war by pretending insanity?

Odysseus, but his ploy did not work for he moved out of the way of his son to save him.

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What legend is best known about the Mycenaeans?

i believe their part in the trojan war

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Why is the Trojan war so famous?

Because it was the war between the Trojans and the greeks, the two most powerful forces at the time. It also was the time when the Greek poet Homer depicted that the greeks made a horse in the middle of the war in order to trick their roman opponents. They had to first destroy the three magical barriers that guarded the city from any intruders. After the greeks got into the city, they killed most of the population in their sleep because after they delivered the horse, the romans through a party, so they were extremely drunk. After they murdered most of the population, the royal people of troy were murdered and only one famous royal roman survived, Aeneas. To learn more about him, I would research him because I do not have the space provided to explain any more detail.

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What might have happened if the Trojans had overpowered the Greek soldiers as they emerged from the wooden horse?

It is not clear. Menelaus was presumably inside the Trojan Horse, so it is possible that--if the Trojans had managed to kill the Greeks inside the horse-- the war would have ended since the whole point of the war was to get Helen (his wife) back. However, it is likely that Agamemnon (his brother) would have continued the war in the name of vengeance.

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The Trojan Horse was a last ditch attempt because the Greeks did not have a siege train and could not breach the walls. Nor were they strong enough to starve the city out. Having successfully ended their looting expedition of the coast of the Aegean Sea, which was their object, and with now no hope of capturing the richest prize Troy, they would have gone home to enjoy their loot and slaves.

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What is Trojan Horse 32?

A "Trojan Horse", usually just referred to as a Trojan, is a file that , like the big wooden one did, contains something that you don't want to let in. Most trojans contain code that will allow hackers to access your computer... basically creating a back door into your system.

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Did the Myceneans or Troy win in the Trojan battle?

The Mycenaeans, or in other words, the Greeks, won the Trojan War by capturing the city, burning it and enslaving the survivors.

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What role did Aphrodite play in causing the Trojan war?

Aphrodite was the winner of the beauty contest between her, Athena, and Hera. Each of the goddesses offered Paris, the judge, something different, and Aphrodite's offer, the love of the most beautiful woman, appealed to him the most. However, the most beautiful woman, Helen, was married to Menelaus, king of Sparta. When she was taken by Paris to Troy, a war ensued.

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What do the Trojan have regarding the horse?

the virus looks acts and seems like something you want to download and ends up being something you didnt want, a virus.

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Who did Hector side with during the Trojan war?

Hector sided with his country, Troy, but he did not want the war to take place. He felt that Paris, his brother, was foolish to steal Helen away from Menelaus and risk his country and countrymen in a meaningless war with Greece.

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Who gave Cassandra of the Trojan War her gift?

Apollo

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Who is more famous Bart Simpson or Hector from Trojan war?

Bart Simpson

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What happened to Troy after the Trojan War?

The survivors were enslaved and the city destroyed.

As it was on the strategic trading route on the Dardanelles between the Black and Aegean Seas, it was rebuilt and destroyed five more times over the following 10 centuries until finally Augustus established a new trading city which was eventually superseded by Constantinople and abandoned.

The city was looted and destroyed and its surviving people enslaved.

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When was the Trojan war?

The Trojan War:
Modern dating: c. 1260–1180 BC.
Traditional dating: c. 1194–1184 BC.

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Who was involved in the Trojan war and how did this begin the war?

The Trojan War started at the sea nymph Thetis and King Pelias's wedding. They had decided to invite all of the Greek gods and goddesses, except Eris, the goddess of spite. Eris got mad and placed a golden apple with the words "for the fairest" on it, and sent it to the reception. Three goddesses, Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera, saw it, and each claimed it as their own. They started bickering, and finally asked Zeus to judge their beauty. Zeus, the king of the gods, was married to Hera, so he didn't want to get her mad at him, but he knew that if he picked her, Aphrodite and Athena would blame him for picking Hera just because they were married. So, Zeus told the tree goddesses to go to the shepherd Paris. They went, and Paris couldn't decide. He knew that it was dangerous to have a goddess mad at him, and two would be fatal. So the goddesses offered him rewards. Hera's was high honors by the people of his land, Athena's was success in war, and Aphrodite's was the love of the most beautiful woman to be found. Paris picked Aphrodite's offer. Years later, he found out that he was actually the prince of Troy, abandoned because he was destined to bring tragedy to his city. His father, the king of Troy, sent him on a mission to retrieve Paris's sister from a Grecian King, who was holding her captive. On the way, Aphrodite blew Paris's ship off coarse, and he landed in Sparta, Greece. The king, Menelaus, invited Paris into his palace, and Paris saw his wife, Helen. He immediately fell in love. She saw him shortly after, and she fell in love as well. a week or two later, when Menelaus was gone, they ran away to Troy. Menelaus was so mad that he declared war on Troy.

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When was Trojan war fought?

"Ancient Greeks believed that the Trojan War was a historical event. They believed that this war took place in the 13th or 12th century BC, and that Troy was located in the vicinity of the Dardanelles in what is now north-western Turkey. By modern times both the war and the city were widely believed to be non-historical. In 1870, however, the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann excavated a site in this area which he believed to be the site of Troy, and at least some archaeologists agree. There remains no certain evidence that Homer's Troy ever existed, still less that any of the events of the Trojan War cycle ever took place. Many scholars would agree that there is a historical core to the tale, though this may simply mean that the Homeric stories are a fusion of various stories of sieges and expeditions by the Greeks of the Bronze Age or Mycenean period. Those who think that the stories of the Trojan War derive from a specific historical conflict usually date it to between 1300 BC and 1200 BC, usually preferring the dates given by Eratosthenes (1194 BC - 1184 BC) which roughly corresponds with the burning of Troy VIIa."

Okay, just like most things in literature, there is a huge debate, considering the excessive mentioning of gods and goddesses. But, there is speculation that they were not actually depicted as we would today, but representative of important and influential people.

Anyway, it does not really matter though, as long as we know that Jesus walked the earth, and follow Him, we dont need anything else.

God bless

Amen.

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How did Achilles know Lykaon?

He had met the man before in a night sortie, taking him captive in his father's orchard.

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What side did Ares take during the Trojan war?

According to my idiot teacher - the spartans

to wikipedia and other sites - the trojans

i would listen to wikipedia

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What are the causes and effects of the Trojan war?

In Greek mythology, there was a party held, and someone threw out a golden apple labeled "To the Fairest Maiden". All of the maidens were fighting and trying to decide amongst themselves. There was a Trojan prince, Paris, who was decided as the judge of who should receive this prize. Well, it was narrowed down to Aphrodite, Hera, and Pallas Athena. Each promised him something wonderful in exchange for the apple. But, Aphrodite coaxed him the best, by promising him that he should have the most beuatiful woman in the whole world, which was Helen. Aphrodite received the apple. Hera and Pallas Athena, in their wrath, turned against Paris. One man in power already had Helen as his own, and because Paris took her from him, the Trojan war was started. It lasted, I believe for nine or ten years.

In the end, I don't think Paris ever got Helen, not for long, at least. That is the best I have to offer. Most of this I am absolutely positive is true ( since I read a 465-page book on Mythology in great detail!!!)

An historical view:

The stories we have come from hundreds of versions of songs sung by the bards over hundreds of years. Nothing is certain, and the stories we have have traces of five centurues of story-telling which varies over five centuries.

The best we can say is that the Achaians (Greeks) went on a ten year looting expedition of Asia Minor and the Islands in the 12th Century BCE. At the end of it they took the richest prize - Troy which was destroyed and the people taken as slaves.

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Did any Trojans survive the Trojan War?

Yes

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