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Trojan Horse Story – Greek mythology

By |2017-12-27T12:09:25+00:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Earliest picture of the Trojan Horse story, on a  Greek vase ca. 670 BC The end of the Trojan War After the events of the Iliad and the death of Hector, the Trojan War still wasn't over. Neither the Greeks nor the Trojans seemed to be able to win, until one of the Greek kings, Odysseus of [...]

Who was Ajax? The Iliad – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T10:06:15+00:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Ajax carrying the dead Achilles He brought back the body of Achilles Ajax was one of the great heroes of the Trojan War. He was the king of Salamis, near Athens. Homer says Ajax was a very big and strong man. Only his cousin Achilles, who he had gone to school with, was a better fighter. When Achilles [...]

Who is Achilles? Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T10:05:29+00:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Achilles, on a Greek black-figure vase from around 530 BC Who were Achilles' parents? Achilles was a great warrior in ancient Greek stories. He was the son of Peleus and Thetis. Peleus was a king in Greece, and Thetis was a nymph. (That's a sort of fairy.) What is an Achilles heel? When Achilles was [...]