Definition of Trojan War

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy; the Greeks sailed to Troy to recover Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of Menelaus who had been abducted by Paris; after ten years the Greeks (via the Trojan Horse) achieved final victory and burned Troy to the ground. "The story of the Trojan War is told in Homer's Iliad"

Generic synonyms: War, Warfare
Category relationships: Greek Mythology

Definition of Trojan War

1. Proper noun. (context: classical mythology) Decade long war waged by Sparta, under king Agamemnon, against the Trojans, to avenge the abduction of Helen, wife of king Menelaus, by Paris, son of Trojan king Priam; ended in the destruction of Troy. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trojan War

Trogium pulsatorium
Troglodytes aedon
Troglodytes troglodytes
Troglotrema salmincola
Troisier's ganglion
Troisier's node
Trojan Horse
Trojan War (current term)
Trojan asteroid
Trojan asteroids
Trojan horse
Trojan horses
Trojan moon
Trojan moons
Trojan planet
Trojan planets
Trojan point
Trojan points
Trolard's vein

Literary usage of Trojan War

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1858)
"But must eventĀ« which arc reckoned from the Trojan war, be reckoned from the beginning or from the end of the war ? The Trojan war seems to have been the ..."

2. History: Fiction of Science? by Anatoly Fomenko (2005)
"The Trojan War. The demise of Achilles follows shortly afterwards as a consequence of ... The Trojan War. King Thoas. We see that some of the tales about ..."

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