Did The Trojan Horse Exist?

Editorials News | May-06-2022

Did The Trojan Horse Exist?

We have many times heard and used the expression Trojan Horse in our conversation, on radios, and in the news which is usually used to refer to some form of trickery that someone uses to achieve a particular goal and it also refers to poisonous gifts that had a crafty hidden objective. The term 'Trojan' is so famous that it is even used to define certain computer Malware and viruses as they are harmful to the device. But what the significance of this term is and where the term has originated is a question that has its solution from the pages of the history of the Trojan War.

The story of the "Trojan War" started when one day Menelaus, the king of Sparta, discovered that his wife was present in Troy. She was either kidnapped or she fled but Menelaus got extremely angry and tried to recover his wife by declaring war against Troy. He gathered and formed his Army by merging the troops from other Greek cities and the complete Army headed to Troy which was a well-walled city. The stone walls surrounded the city due to which citizens of Troy lived peacefully. The Greek armies attacked the outer walls for 10 years but every attempt to break the wall failed. Then one of the most renowned generals Ulysses devised a plan to infiltrate the cities. He planned to offer 'Troy' a gift as a sign of surrender and therefore, ordered him to build a huge hollow wooden horse inside which he would fit many Greek soldiers. So, the Greek Artisans built a huge wooden horse and the gift was placed at the Gates of Troy City. After discussions and negotiations, the 'Trojans' (people of Troy) accepted the gift by which a part of the Greek Army was able to get into the city and later opened the gates for the rest of the troops. And due to the invasion of the complete Greek army in the city, Troy lost the war.

This thrilling tale has been shared all over the world and it even provides a valuable lesson. This story has been depicted in many different works of art and even in movies, paintings, and books.