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Trojan War, the

     
Trojan War, the
according to ancient Greek stories, a war which was fought between the Greeks and the Trojans because the Trojan prince Paris had carried off Helen, wife of Menelaus, a Greek king. The war was won by a trick in which Greek soldiers, hidden inside a wooden model of a horse, were taken into Troy by the Trojans, who thought that the horse was a gift. Homer describes the Trojan War in his book the Iliad.

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