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Troy and the Trojan Horse

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Book cover: The Earth Chronicles Expeditions: Journeys to the Mythical Past

A TALE OF MEN OR OF SCHEMING GODS?

The release in May of the mega-movie “Troy” has triggered an avalanche of popular articles, learned studies, TV documentaries and other media hype about the ancient tale of a splendid city at the edge of Asia Minor whose prince abducted a beautiful demi-goddess who happened to be married to the king of Greek Sparta, causing the Greeks to send an army in a thousand ships to attack and lay siege to Troy; a tale of a long war that was ended only by the treacherous trick of the Trojan Horse.

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