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Noun: Trojan War
  1. (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 victory and burned Troy to the ground
    "the story of the Trojan War is told in Homer's Iliad"

Type of: war, warfare

Encyclopedia: Trojan War