Fall Of Troy

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Due to Achilles knew that his own death was near, he wanted to establish a great military exploit again before his death. At last , Achilles finished Memnon¡¦s lift in a splendid battle and in the hero¡¦s last war. After Memnon¡¦s death he himself fell by the Scaean gates. Because of Paris shot an arrow at him and Apollo directed it in order to attack his foot in the one spot where he could be hurt his heel. He died by them. His weapon that Thetis had brought him from Hephaestus was the most factor that caused Ajax died.

For the sake of arms, there was a secret vote between Ajax and Odysseus after that Odysseus got the arms. Ajax suicide by his sword. The Greeks would not burn his body. They considered that a suicide should not be honored with a funeral pyre and urn-burial.

The Greeks¡¦ prophet Calchas told them that he had no message from the gods but among the Trojans had a prophet who knew the future, called Helenus, caught him and the Greeks could learn from him what they should do.

Odysseus succeeded caught him. Helenus said that: until one day a person fought against the Trojans by Hercules¡¦s bow and arrows, the Trojans would fell. Hercules who had the bow and arrows gave to the person that had fired his funeral pyre called the prince Philoctetes and later he joined the Greeks host while they sailed to Troy. On the traveling, Philoctetes was hurt by a serpent. The wound would not heal. The Greeks Army could not wait so they keep the prince at Lemnos. But when they keep him alone they felt it was cruel for him. In the end they persuaded him to go with them. As back to the Troy the wise doctor of Greeks cured him, and when he back to the battlefield the first man he wounded was Paris. Before Paris died, he pleaded them to carried him to Oenone¡¦s home. He knew that Oenone knew a magic drug that could cure any disease. But when he saw the Oenone and pleaded her, she refused because of his leaving. He died beside Oenone.

At last, the Greeks learned that there was a most sacred image of Pallas Athena in the city, called the Palladium, and that as long as the Trojans had it they would not be destroyed. Odysseus and Diomedes determined to try to steal it and then took it to the Greeks¡¦ camp. The Army determined to wait no longer after the image was stole. They thought about some plans to put an end to the endless war. They thought of the stratagem of the wooden hourse.

Odysseus asked a skillful worker in wood made a huge wooden horse which was hollow and so big that it could hold a number of men. The chieftains were hide inside the horse. Then asked a person named Sinon to say that Pallas Athena had been exceedingly angry at the theft of the Palladium to the Trojans and told them he was the sacrificed for Athena. Besides, told them the wooden horse was the present for Athena, and the Greeks hoped that the Trojans destroyed it. Therefore it could be retaliated by Athena. The Trojans would believed the lie and they would dragged the wooden horse in the city. At night, while the Trojans were sleeping and considered that the Greeks were accepted defeat, the Chieftains of Greeks opened the wooden horse door and began to fired the building.

The fires went without pity. The Trojans died one and all only the son of Aphrodite.

When morning came what had been the proudest city in Asia was a fiery ruin.

Old Queen , Hecuba said: ¡§Troy has perished, the great city.

Only the red frame now lives there.¡¨ ¡§The dust is rising, spreading out like a great wing of smoke.

And all is hidden.

We now are gone, one here, one there.

And Troy is gone forever.¡¨