The Trojan War
The Trojan’s lived in the city of Troy, which is now part of modern day Turkey!
Sparta was a city in Greece which was famous for having a very strong army. It was ruled by King Menelaus.
The Trojan War began because Paris the Prince of Troy ran away with King Menelaus’ wife. Her name was Helen.
The best Greek Warrior was called Achilles. He killed the Trojan leader, who was called Hector.
The Greeks won the Trojan War using a great big wooden horse! But how?
The Greeks used very clever tactics to help them win the Trojan War. First of all, they pretended to sail away on their ships. This made the Trojans think that they had won and so they relaxed.
The Greeks left a large wooden horse outside the gates of Troy. The Trojans dragged it into their city thinking that it was a present! Little did they know that the horse was full of Greek soldiers.
Later that night when all the Trojans were asleep, the Greek ships sailed back to Troy. The Greek soldiers, who were hiding in the horse, climbed out and opened the gates of Troy. They then let the rest of their soldiers into to the city.
The city of Troy was entirely destroyed that night and the Ancient Greeks won the Trojan War!
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