The story of Troy speaks to us all  - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against that great city, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years. 

It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers war when he asks for the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen,  wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and naturally, nature takes its course. 

It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on both sides. The Greeks cannot defeat the Trojans since Achilles, the Greeks' boldest warrior,  is consumed with jealousy over an ally's choice of lover, the Trojan slave Briseis, and will not fight...

Troy

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