The Trojan Horse

Legend tells us that after 10 years of fighting with the Trojans the ancient Greeks turned to subterfuge to win the war. They built a huge wooden horse, hid their best soldiers inside and then pretended to sail away. The Trojans, thinking the horse was a splendid battle trophy, dragged the horse through the gates of their city. Under cover of darkness the Greeks crept out and opened the gates to the rest of their army. Troy was overthrown and the rest is history!

I went to the ruined city of Troy a couple of years ago. Seeing a huge wooden replica of the horse was an unexpected justaposition.



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32 thoughts on “The Trojan Horse

  1. Would love to see it myself as well. This is exactly enviable and lucky where you at now. You get to witness so much of those golden days, including the Tudors, and other royalty stuff. 😀

  2. I have never been to Anatolia in Turkey but am told there are great ruins of the ancient city of Troy where the war was fought. Is the Trojan horse replica at the same place? Also ironical was it not that the subsequent city of Illium founded by emperor Augustus fell into sharp decline during the Holy Roman empire period when Constantinople was gaining in importance?


    P.D. Awhile back I wrote a post on Antalya.

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