Helen of Troy

Definition

Helen of Troy (sometimes called Helen of Sparta) is a figure from Greek mythology whose elopement with (or abduction by) the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War. Helen was the wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta, and considered the most beautiful woman in the world.

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  • 1750 BCE - 1300 BCE
    Troy VI - probable Troy of Homer's Iliad. City at its zenith.
  • 1334 BCE
    Trojan War, according to Duris of Samos.
  • c. 1250 BCE
    Trojan War, according to Herodotus.
  • 1184 BCE
    Trojan War, according to Eratosthenes.
  • c. 800 BCE - c. 700 BCE
    Homer of Greece writes his Iliad and Odyssey.
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