Troy

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Troy

  1. 1. Troy Background to the movie
  2. 2. Asia Minor Troy Greek states Athens Sparta Mycenae Ithaca Corinth Thebes
  3. 3. Helen and Paris <ul><li>Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Prince of Troy </li></ul><ul><li>Sister Cassandra prophesied if he lived Troy would burn </li></ul><ul><li>Abandoned </li></ul><ul><li>Returned as a young adult and received back </li></ul><ul><li>Judgement of Paris – beauty contest (Hera, Athena, Aphrodite) </li></ul><ul><li>Helen </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter of the God Zeus and mortal woman </li></ul><ul><li>Most beautiful woman in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Married to King Menelaus if Sparta </li></ul><ul><li>Abducted by Paris </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prince Hector <ul><li>Older brother of Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Good leader </li></ul><ul><li>Strong and respected </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest warrior of Troy </li></ul><ul><li>Killed by Achilles </li></ul>
  5. 5. King Priam <ul><li>King of Troy </li></ul><ul><li>Father of Paris and Hector </li></ul>
  6. 6. Princess Andromache <ul><li>Hector’s wife </li></ul><ul><li>Infant son - Astyanax </li></ul>
  7. 7. Princess Briseis <ul><li>Captured by Achilles </li></ul><ul><li>Romance </li></ul><ul><li>Taken by Agamemnon </li></ul><ul><li>Cause of ‘Wrath of Achilles’ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Achilles <ul><li>Son of Peleus and Thetis </li></ul><ul><li>Immortal – mother dipped him in the river Styx </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest warrior </li></ul><ul><li>Obsessed with fame </li></ul><ul><li>Reluctantly agreed to help Agamemnon </li></ul><ul><li>Wrath of Achilles – kills Hector </li></ul><ul><li>Slain by Paris </li></ul>
  9. 9. King Agamemnon of Mycenae <ul><li>Greatest Greek King </li></ul><ul><li>Hates Achilles </li></ul><ul><li>Agrees to help brother, Menelaus retrieve Helen </li></ul><ul><li>Killed by wife on return </li></ul>
  10. 10. King Menelaus of Sparta <ul><li>King of Sparta </li></ul><ul><li>Married to Helen </li></ul><ul><li>War is fought for her return </li></ul><ul><li>Survives war and lives rest of days with Helen </li></ul>
  11. 11. King Odysseus of Ithaca <ul><li>King of island of Ithaca </li></ul><ul><li>Tricked into helping Agamemnon and Menelaus </li></ul><ul><li>Cunning and intelligent </li></ul><ul><li>Lost for twenty years after war </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ajax <ul><li>Second most powerful Greek hero </li></ul><ul><li>Cousin of Achilles </li></ul><ul><li>Enormous strength and courage </li></ul><ul><li>Not bright </li></ul>
  13. 13. Patroclus <ul><li>Achilles’ lover </li></ul><ul><li>Mistakenly killed by Hector </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Wooden Horse

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