After relating the tale of Alexander (Paris) carrying off Helen, Heroditus writes:
"Such was the tale told me by the priests concerning the arrival of Helen at the court of Proteus. It seems to me that Homer was acquainted with this story , and while disregarding it , because he thought it less adapted for heroic poetry than the version the he followed?" ? Heroditus, Histories book 2 chapter 116
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Thucydides, much like Heroditus, believed that it had happened, though he does concede that Homer had changed the story in creating his poetry.
Other authors who have drawn on the Trojan War include Plato, Vergil and Dante. Though the Trojan War was an event from early Greek history, the Romans too wrote about it... Showed next 250 characters
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