Trojan Horse: The Greeks Entered Troy On This Day In 1184 B.C.

By | April 22, 2020

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Engraving After The Trojan Horse by Henri Paul Motte. (Getty Images)

It's gone down in history as one of the most unconventional military moves, but we have to give props to the strategist who came up with an ingenious way to attack the enemy from within as well as the brilliant builders and engineers who (supposedly) made it happen. We're talking, of course, about the Trojan horse. According to legend, Greece ended 10 years of war with Troy on April 24, 1184 B.C. by giving the appearance of a surrender and leaving behind this thoughtful parting gift. Let's take a look back at the events that were said to transpire on this day more than 3,000 years ago. 

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The Trojan War lasted for ten years. (

Troy And Greece

In its heyday, Greece was involved in numerous wars and military conflicts. Toward the end of the Bronze Age, King Agamemnon was at it again with the city of Troy. According to later accounts, his army numbered in the tens of thousands, though modern historians doubt that claim. The army of Troy, led by King Priam, was more of a defending force than a true army. They were less concerned with valor and glory than keeping any nearby, battle-hungry geopolitical superpowers from destroying their city.