The Greek heroes took almost 10 years to return home
It is great to note that after the decade long war and the Trojan defeat, it took the Greek warriors another decade to return home. Odysseus took 10 years to make the difficult and often-interrupted journey home to Ithaca recounted in the “Odyssey.” Helen, whose two successive Trojan husbands were killed during the war, returned to Sparta to reign with Menelaus.
Odysseus feigned madness to avoid the war
In order to avoid the war, it is recorded Odysseus who was one of the suitors of Helen feigned madness and sowed his fields with salt. Palamedes outsmarted him by placing his infant son in front of the plow’s path, and Odysseus turned aside, unwilling to kill his son, so revealing his sanity and forcing him to join the war.
The Achaeans did not know the way to the war front
The Greeks were collectively described as the Achaeans. It is recorded that when they left for the war, they did not know the way, and accidentally landed in Mysia, ruled by King Telephus, son of Heracles. The Achaean fleet then set sail and was scattered by a storm. Achilles landed in Scyros and married Deidamia.
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