Trojan War
noun Date: 1611 a 10-year war between the Greeks and Trojans brought on by the abduction of Helen by Paris and ended with the destruction of Troy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Trojan War — In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy stole Helen from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta. The war is among the most important events in Greek mythology, and was narrated… …   Wikipedia

  • Trojan War — 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trojan War — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: No Night Stand Originaltitel: Trojan War Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1997 Länge: 80 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch, Spanisc …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trojan War — Class. Myth. a ten year war waged by the confederated Greeks under Agamemnon against the Trojans to avenge the abduction of Helen, wife of Menelaus, by Paris, son of the Trojan king Priam, and ending in the plundering and burning of Troy. * * *… …   Universalium

  • Trojan War — noun (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 Troy …   Wiktionary

  • Trojan War — /troʊdʒən ˈwɔ/ (say trohjuhn waw) noun Classical Legend a ten year war waged by the confederated Greeks, under the Greek king Agamemnon, against the Trojans to avenge the abduction of Helen, wife of the Greek king Menelaus, by Paris, son of the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Trojan War — Tro′jan War′ n. myt a legendary war fought between a confederation of Greeks and the city of Troy as a result of the abduction of Helen by Paris …   From formal English to slang

  • Trojan War — n. (Greek Mythology) war between the Greeks and Trojans which lasted 10 years and was caused by the kidnapping of Helen of Troy by Paris and ended with the destruction of Troy …   English contemporary dictionary

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