Witness the epic clash of nations, the wrath of gods, and the rise of heroes in the legendary tale of Troy.
In the ancient world, two great civilizations emerged: Greece and Troy. They were both proud and powerful nations, but their differences would ultimately lead to war. It was during the late Bronze Age, in the year 1250 B.C., that the clash began. Paris, the Trojan prince, fell in love with Helen, Queen of Sparta, and convinced her to leave her husband, Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. When Menelaus discovered that his wife had been stolen, he called upon his brother, Agamemnon, to help him retrieve her. But Agamemnon was hungry for power and saw this as an opportunity to expand his empire. So he gathered 50,000 Greeks and set sail to Troy with the intention of conquering it. The Trojan War had begun.
Chapter 1: The Gathering Storm
The sea was calm as the ships set sail from the Greek city of Mycenae. Agamemnon stood at the helm of his flagship, looking out at the vast expanse of water before him. He could see the other ships in his fleet, each one flying the banner of a different Greek city. He smiled to himself, knowing that he had the power of an entire nation behind him.
As the ships sailed on, they encountered a storm. Lightning flashed and thunder roared, and the winds whipped the waves into a frenzy. Some of the ships were destroyed, but Agamemnon’s flagship managed to ride out the storm. As they continued on their journey, they began to encounter other challenges. They faced sea monsters, whirlpools, and treacherous currents. But they pushed on, driven by the desire for power and revenge.
Finally, they arrived at the shores of Troy. The Greeks landed their ships on the beach and set up camp. They could see the walls of Troy in the distance, a formidable sight. Agamemnon called for a council of war and laid out his plans for the attack. The Greeks would surround the city and lay siege to it, cutting off its supplies and starving its people. They would then breach the walls and conquer the city, taking the Trojan people as slaves and treasures of war.
The Trojans were not unaware of the Greeks’ plans. They had their own army, led by Prince Hector, and they prepared for battle. Paris was desperate to keep Helen, and he hoped that the gods would be on their side. But the Greeks were determined to win, and they had a secret weapon: Achilles.
Achilles was the greatest warrior in all of Greece, and his reputation preceded him. He was rumored to be invincible, and his strength was legendary. The Greeks believed that with Achilles on their side, victory was assured.
But there were those among the Greeks who were not so confident. They knew that Achilles was temperamental and had a tendency to act rashly. They feared that he would lead them into disaster, and they began to plot against him.
Meanwhile, the Trojans were preparing for war. Hector knew that his people were outnumbered, but he was determined to defend his city. He hoped that the gods would give them strength and that they would be able to repel the invaders.
The stage was set for one of the greatest conflicts in history. The Trojans and Greeks were about to clash, and the fate of two nations hung in the balance. The war would be bloody and brutal, and both sides would suffer great losses. But ultimately, only one would emerge victorious.
Chapter 2: The Fall of Troy
The Greeks had landed on the shores of Troy, ready for battle. The Trojans, led by Prince Hector, were prepared to defend their city against the invaders. The two armies lined up across the battlefield, each eyeing the other for weakness.
Achilles, the greatest of the Greek warriors, was eager for battle. He rode his chariot along the front line, his armor gleaming in the sunlight. He called out to the Trojans, challenging them to come and face him.
Prince Hector stepped forward, his own chariot following closely behind. He taunted Achilles, saying that he would never be able to defeat him in battle. Achilles replied with a smirk, telling Hector that he would be the one to fall beneath his sword.
The two warriors charged at each other, their chariots colliding with a loud crash. Achilles swung his sword, but Hector was ready. He dodged the blow and struck back with his spear, narrowly missing Achilles’ neck.
The battle raged on, with neither side gaining the upper hand. The Trojans were able to hold their own against the Greeks, and the walls of Troy provided a strong defense against the invaders.
As the days wore on, the Greeks became more and more frustrated. They were unable to break through the Trojan defenses, and the constant fighting was taking its toll on their morale.
Meanwhile, Hector was becoming increasingly desperate. He knew that they couldn’t hold out forever, and he needed a way to turn the tide of the battle.
One night, he gathered his best warriors together and presented them with a plan: they would sneak into the Greek camp and set fire to their ships. Without their ships, the Greeks would be stranded in Troy and forced to fight on their own.
The plan was risky, but the Trojan warriors were willing to take the chance. They slipped into the Greek camp under cover of darkness, armed with torches and swords.
They moved quickly and quietly, setting fire to as many ships as they could find. The flames spread quickly, engulfing the wooden vessels in a sea of fire.
The Greeks were caught off guard by the attack. They scrambled to put out the flames, but it was too late. Their ships were burning, and there was no way to save them.
The Trojans watched from a safe distance, cheering as the ships burned. They knew that they had struck a major blow against the Greeks, and that victory was now within their grasp.
The Greeks were in chaos. With their ships destroyed, they were trapped in Troy and unable to escape. They were outnumbered and outmatched, and the Trojans could sense their defeat.
Achilles was furious. He knew that the Trojans had played dirty, and he was determined to get revenge. He rallied his troops and led them into battle once again, determined to take down the Trojan army.
The fighting was fierce, with both sides suffering heavy losses. Achilles was a force to be reckoned with, cutting through the Trojan lines with ease. But the Trojans were not giving up without a fight.
The battle wore on for hours, with no end in sight. The Greeks and Trojans were locked in a deadly struggle, their swords and spears clashing in a symphony of violence.
Finally, the Greeks managed to break through the Trojan lines. They poured into the city, their weapons flashing in the sunlight. The Trojans fought back as best they could, but it was too late.
Troy was falling.
The Greeks swept through the city, killing anyone who stood in their way. They looted and burned, leaving nothing but destruction in their wake. The Trojans were forced to flee, their once-proud city now in ruins.
Prince Hector fought bravely to defend his home, but in the end, he was no match for Achilles. The Greek warrior plunged his sword into Hector’s chest, killing him instantly.
The fighting continued for days, but in the end, the Greeks emerged victorious. They had destroyed Troy, but at a terrible cost. The city was left in ruins, and the Trojans were scattered to the winds.
As Achilles surveyed the destruction around him, he knew that the war had changed him. He had become consumed by his desire for revenge, and now that it was over, he was left feeling empty and lost.
The fall of Troy had been a great victory for the Greeks, but it had come at a terrible price.
Chapter 3: The Capture of Briseis
After the Greeks successfully land on the shores of Troy, Achilles, the greatest warrior of all time, defeats the mighty Hector in battle. However, his victory comes at a great cost. His closest friend, Patroclus, is killed by Hector’s younger brother, Paris.
Achilles is consumed by grief and anger, and his focus turns towards revenge. Meanwhile, the Greeks continue their siege on Troy. The Trojans are led by their valiant Prince Hector, who tries his best to defend his city from the invaders.
During a battle, Achilles captures a noble Trojan woman named Briseis. She is the daughter of a priest of Apollo and had been given to Hector as a prize earlier in the war. Achilles takes her as his captive and brings her back to his tent.
At first, Briseis is defiant and uncooperative. However, over time, she begins to see a different side of Achilles. He is not the bloodthirsty warrior she had imagined him to be. Instead, he is kind and compassionate towards her. He treats her with respect and even lets her go back to the Trojan camp to visit her cousin.
Meanwhile, Patroclus’ death continues to weigh heavily on Achilles. The loss of his friend has left him broken and vengeful. He becomes more violent and reckless in battle, often risking his own life to take down as many Trojans as possible.
One night, while Briseis is in Achilles’ tent, a fight breaks out between Achilles and Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek forces. Agamemnon demands that he be given Briseis as his own captive. Achilles refuses, and the two engage in a heated argument.
Achilles’ anger towards Agamemnon is not just about Briseis. He believes that Agamemnon is a greedy and selfish leader who is only interested in his own power. The argument ends with Achilles refusing to fight for the Greeks any longer. He declares that he will sail back home, leaving the Greeks to fend for themselves.
With Achilles gone, the Greeks suffer a series of defeats against the Trojans. They realize that they need him back if they are to have any chance of winning the war. The Greeks send Odysseus to convince Achilles to return to the battle.
Odysseus finds Achilles on the beach, where he has been mourning the loss of his friend. He appeals to Achilles’ sense of duty and reminds him of his reputation as the greatest warrior of all time. He tells Achilles that he is the only one who can defeat Hector and bring an end to the war.
Achilles eventually agrees to return to battle, but only on one condition: Briseis must be returned to him. Agamemnon agrees to his demand, and Briseis is brought back to Achilles’ tent.
However, things are not the same between them as before. Patroclus’ death has changed Achilles, and his relationship with Briseis becomes more complicated. He starts to see her not just as a captive, but as a person with feelings and desires of her own.
Patroclus’ closeness to Briseis had been a source of jealousy for Achilles before, and now his own growing attachment to her only complicates matters further. His feelings towards her become more intense, and he starts to question his own loyalty to his friend’s memory.
Briseis, on the other hand, is torn between her feelings for Achilles and her loyalty to her people. She knows that her relationship with Achilles is doomed to fail, but she cannot resist the attraction she feels towards him.
As the war drags on and the stakes get higher, Achilles and Briseis’ relationship becomes increasingly complex. Will they be able to navigate their feelings for each other while the war rages on around them? Only time will tell.
Chapter 4: The Trojan Horse
As the war dragged on, the Greeks grew desperate for a way to finally end it and claim victory. They devised a cunning plan: to build a giant wooden horse and hide soldiers inside it. The soldiers would wait until nightfall before coming out of the horse and sacking Troy from within. It was a risky move, but they were willing to take the chance.
The Greeks built the horse with great care and attention to detail. It was massive, towering over the city walls, and was constructed to look like a gift to the gods. They even left a message on the horse saying that it was an offering to Athena, the goddess of war.
The Trojans were initially hesitant to bring the horse inside the city walls. They feared it could be a trap, but ultimately decided to take it as a victory trophy. They brought it inside the city walls with great fanfare, convinced that they had won the war.
As night fell, the Greek soldiers hiding inside the horse emerged. They opened the city gates for the rest of the Greek army to enter and sack the city. The Trojans were caught off-guard and outnumbered, and the Greeks quickly overran the city.
There was chaos and bloodshed everywhere, as the Greeks pillaged and burned Troy to the ground. The Trojans fought back with all their might, but it was too little, too late. Troy was falling and there was nothing they could do to stop it.
Amidst the chaos, the Trojans watched in horror as their city burned and their people were slaughtered. Their once-proud civilization was now in ruins, and their lives would never be the same.
Yet, amidst the destruction and chaos, there were still acts of heroism and bravery. Some Trojans fought to the death, refusing to give up their city without a fight. Others tried to save their families and loved ones, risking their lives to try and escape the carnage.
In the end, the Greeks emerged victorious. Troy was destroyed and its people were scattered. The Trojan War was over, but its impact would be felt for centuries to come.
As the sun rose over the ruins of Troy, there was a sense of finality in the air. The Greeks had achieved their goal, but at a great cost. The Trojans had lost everything, their homes, their families, and their way of life. It was a tragic end to a long and brutal war.
The Trojan Horse would go down in history as one of the most cunning and audacious military maneuvers of all time. It was a turning point in the Trojan War, and it would forever be remembered as the moment that sealed Troy’s fate.
Chapter 5: The Death of Hector
Prince Hector of Troy had always been a great warrior. He was loved by his people and respected by his enemies. He fought for his city with all his might, and never once doubted that he would emerge victorious in battle. But when he faced the Greek warrior Achilles, he knew that he had met his match.
Achilles was unlike any other warrior that Hector had ever faced. He was faster, stronger, and more skilled than any other Greek warrior. Hector knew that he had to be at his best if he wanted to defeat Achilles. But even with all his training and experience, he was no match for Achilles.
The two warriors clashed in a fierce battle that lasted for hours. They traded blows, each one trying to gain the upper hand. Hector was almost as skilled as Achilles, but he lacked the divine assistance that the Greek warrior had. Achilles was invulnerable to weapons and could not be injured, while Hector was mortal and vulnerable to attack.
Despite this, Hector fought on, determined to defend his city and his people. He knew that his death would spell the end of Troy, but he also knew that he had no choice but to fight. For hours, the two warriors battled, their swords clashing in a symphony of death.
Finally, after hours of fighting, Achilles gained the upper hand. He had Hector backed into a corner and was about to deliver the killing blow. Hector knew that he was about to die, but he refused to go down without a fight.
With one last burst of energy, Hector lunged at Achilles, his sword aimed at his heart. But Achilles was too quick for him. He sidestepped the blow and plunged his sword into Hector’s heart, killing him instantly.
As Hector fell to the ground, the battlefield fell silent. The Trojans looked on in horror as their greatest warrior was killed. The Greeks cheered, knowing that they had won a great victory. And Achilles stood over Hector’s body, a look of triumph on his face.
But as Achilles looked down at Hector’s lifeless body, he felt a twinge of guilt. He knew that he had killed a great warrior, one who had fought bravely for his people. He felt a pang of regret for what he had done, but he quickly pushed it aside.
The death of Hector was a turning point in the war. With their greatest warrior dead, the Trojans lost their morale and their will to fight. Troy was left vulnerable, and it was only a matter of time before the Greeks breached its walls.
But for Achilles, the death of Hector would haunt him for years to come. He would be plagued by nightmares, haunted by the memory of the great warrior that he had killed. And he would come to realize that victory on the battlefield came at a great cost.
Chapter 6: The Anger of Achilles
The death of Patroclus at the hands of Hector plunges Achilles into a deep pit of grief and anger. He is consumed by a thirst for revenge that threatens to destroy all around him. His body heaves with sobs as he cradles his fallen companion, his face twisted in a terrible expression of pain. The sound of his cries echoes across the battlefield, chilling those who hear it.
As the days pass, Achilles becomes more and more isolated from the rest of the Greek army. He refuses to take part in any further battles and spends most of his time mourning for Patroclus. His anger festers and grows, building up until it becomes a raging inferno that threatens to engulf him.
Not even the wise counsel of his mentor, Phoenix, or the gentle words of his lover, Briseis, can soothe the pain in Achilles’s heart. He becomes increasingly reckless, charging headlong into battle and slaughtering any Trojan who crosses his path. His men are at a loss as to what to do with him, and many begin to fear him.
It is during one of these frenzied battles that Achilles comes face to face with Hector once again. The two warriors face each other across the field, their eyes locked in a deadly stare. Achilles feels the rage boil up within him, and he charges towards Hector with his sword raised high.
The battle is intense, with both men fighting with ferocity and skill. Hector is a formidable opponent, matching Achilles blow for blow. But the anger within Achilles gives him a strength and determination that Hector cannot match. He fights with a savagery that terrifies even his own men.
Finally, after what seems like hours of intense combat, Achilles lands a fatal blow. Hector falls to the ground, his lifeless body lying in a pool of blood. Achilles stands over him, his chest heaving with exertion and his eyes wild with fury. He raises his sword to strike one final blow, but is stopped by the pleading cry of Hector’s wife and son.
Their pleas fall on deaf ears, and Achilles brutally drags Hector’s body behind his chariot to the Greek camp. He is determined to defile the body of his enemy, to show the Trojans the full extent of his rage. He spends the rest of the night desecrating Hector’s corpse, mutilating it and tearing it limb from limb.
The next morning, the Greek army wakes to the sight of Achilles dragging Hector’s body around the camp. There is a stunned silence as they watch him defile the body, horrified at the brutality of his actions. Some of the soldiers begin to whisper that Achilles has lost his mind, that he is no longer the great warrior they once knew.
But Achilles’s rage is not yet satisfied. He continues to lash out at anyone who crosses his path, whether friend or foe. His anger has become a living thing, a beast that he cannot control. He is consumed by it, so much so that he can no longer see the forest for the trees.
It is only after the intervention of the gods that Achilles finally begins to see the error of his ways. Athena comes to him in a vision, urging him to let go of his anger and return to the fold of the Greek army. She reminds him of his duty, of the oath he swore when he joined the war. Slowly but surely, Achilles starts to come back to himself.
He begins to realize the true cost of his anger, the damage he has done to himself and those around him. He sees the fear in the eyes of his own men, the horror on the faces of the Trojans. He understands that his rage has blinded him, that he has lost sight of everything that is truly important.
And so, with a heavy heart, Achilles sets aside his anger and returns to the Greek army. He resumes his duties as a warrior, fighting alongside his fellow soldiers and reclaiming his place as one of the greatest heroes of the Trojan War. But the memory of his rage and its terrible consequences will stay with him forever, a reminder of the cost of letting anger consume you.
Chapter 7: The End of Agamemnon
Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks, had always been driven by his desire for power and control. His greed and ambition led him to take advantage of his brother’s plight and use it to fuel his own campaign against Troy. However, his thirst for victory and domination would ultimately lead to his downfall.
As the war dragged on, Agamemnon became increasingly arrogant and ruthless. He demanded that the other Greek leaders bow down to him and even claimed the spoils of war for himself. He also angered the gods with his actions, such as insulting the goddess Artemis and sacrificing his own daughter Iphigenia to win favor with the goddess Athena.
Agamemnon’s actions did not go unnoticed by his wife, Clytemnestra. She had grown tired of her husband’s arrogance and infidelity, and began a secret affair with a Trojan Prince, Aegisthus. The two of them plotted to kill Agamemnon and take control of the Greek army.
The opportunity for their plan came when Agamemnon returned to Mycenae after the fall of Troy. Clytemnestra welcomed him home, but it was all a ruse. She and Aegisthus had set a trap for him, and as soon as he entered the palace, they attacked and killed him.
The murder of Agamemnon sent shockwaves through the Greek world. It was seen as a betrayal by Clytemnestra and a challenge to the authority of the Greek leaders. The situation was made worse by the fact that Agamemnon’s son, Orestes, was still a child and unable to take his father’s place.
The Greek army was left without a leader, and chaos ensued. The different factions within the army began to fight among themselves, each jostling for power and control. The situation was made worse by the fact that the gods themselves seemed to be fighting against the Greeks.
Zeus, the king of the gods, was angry at the Greeks for their hubris and arrogance. He sent a series of storms and natural disasters to punish them for their actions. Ships were wrecked, and soldiers were struck down by lightning. The situation was so dire that some of the Greeks began to fear that they would never make it back home.
In the midst of all this chaos, a new leader emerged. Achilles, the greatest warrior of the Greek army, took command of the troops and tried to restore order. He recognized that the Greeks needed to work together to survive, and he did his best to unite them.
However, even Achilles was unable to stop the forces that were tearing the Greek world apart. The gods continued to wreak havoc, and the different factions within the army continued to fight. In the end, it seemed that the victory over Troy had been for nothing – the Greeks were just as divided and weak as they had been before the war began.
The death of Agamemnon was a turning point in the story of the Greeks. It was the beginning of the end for their great adventure, and the start of a new, darker era. The events that followed would shape the future of Greece and the world, and would leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Chapter 8: The Escape of Aeneas
As the city of Troy burned and its citizens were either captured or killed, Aeneas, a Trojan prince, knew he had to escape before it was too late. With a heavy heart, he left behind his family, friends, and everything he had ever known to embark on a long and dangerous journey to create a new city.
With a small group of loyal followers, Aeneas set off from the ruined city of Troy, not knowing where they were headed. They had no map, no supplies, and no idea what challenges awaited them along the way. But they were determined to survive and start anew.
The journey was tough and the weather was unforgiving. Aeneas and his followers faced numerous obstacles, from raging storms and treacherous terrain to fierce beasts and hostile tribes. But they persevered and continued onward, driven by their desire to create something new and build a better future.
Along the way, Aeneas had many encounters with the gods. Some were helpful, like when Venus, his mother, appeared to guide and protect him. Others, like Juno, were vengeful and sought to hinder his progress at every turn. Aeneas learned to be wary of the gods, but also to trust in their power and guidance when necessary.
One of the toughest challenges Aeneas and his group faced was when they landed on the shores of Carthage, ruled by Queen Dido. She welcomed them with open arms, providing them with food, shelter, and safety. Aeneas and Dido fell in love, and for a while, it seemed like they could build a new life together. But fate had other plans, and Aeneas was forced to leave Dido behind to continue his journey.
As they journeyed on, Aeneas and his group encountered many other challenges. They battled monsters like the Cyclops, who threatened to eat them alive, and faced treacherous seas that threatened to capsize their boats. They also encountered allies along the way, like the Sybil of Cumae, who provided insight and guidance to Aeneas about his destiny.
Finally, after many long years of travel, Aeneas and his group arrived in Italy, where they were to build their new city. But even then, they faced challenges. The land was already occupied by local tribes, who were hostile to outsiders. Aeneas had to use his wits and his fighting skills to navigate the challenges and establish his new city, which he named “Lavinium.”
With the help of the gods, Aeneas was successful in building his new city. He became a celebrated leader, known for his bravery, wisdom, and compassion. And in the end, he fulfilled his destiny as the founder of Rome, the city that would go on to become one of the greatest empires in the world.
But despite his success, Aeneas never forgot the hardships he had endured along the way. He remained humble and compassionate, always striving to help those in need. And his journey, a testament to the human spirit and the power of perseverance, would be retold for generations to come.
Chapter 9: The Aftermath of War
The journey home was not an easy one for the Greeks. As they departed from Troy, they encountered many hardships, both natural and supernatural.
They sailed through violent storms and treacherous waters, with Poseidon himself seemingly against them. They also faced the wrath of the gods, who were angered by the Greeks’ actions during the war. In one instance, a giant sea monster attacked their ships, and it was only with the help of the goddess Athena that they were able to defeat it.
But the gods were not the only ones seeking revenge. The Cyclops Polyphemus, who was blinded by Odysseus during their encounter on the island of Sicily, hunted down the Greeks and nearly destroyed their ships. It was only through the cunning of Odysseus that they were able to escape.
As they continued their journey, the Greeks also encountered the sorceress Circe, who turned some of their men into pigs and bewitched others. It was only through the intervention of the god Hermes that they were able to break Circe’s spell and continue on their way.
Finally, after many long months at sea, the Greeks arrived back in their homeland. But their troubles were far from over.
Agamemnon, who had led the Greeks during the war, was now dead. He had been killed by his own wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus, in revenge for his sacrifice of their daughter Iphigenia. The Greeks were plunged into chaos, with different factions vying for power and control.
Odysseus, who had been one of the key players in the war, was determined to return to his wife and kingdom on the island of Ithaca. But his journey home would be just as fraught with danger and challenges as his journey to Troy.
Along the way, he encountered the wrath of the gods once again. He and his men were trapped on the island of Aeolus, where the god of winds gave him a bag of winds to help him return home. But as they sailed on, his men opened the bag, thinking it contained treasure, and the winds were released, blowing them far off course.
They also encountered the fearsome monsters Scylla and Charybdis, and narrowly escaped being eaten by the giant cyclops Polyphemus’ brothers.
But through all these challenges, Odysseus remained determined to return home. He was helped along the way by the goddess Athena, who disguised him and helped him outwit his enemies.
Finally, after a long and arduous journey, Odysseus arrived back in Ithaca. But even here, his struggles were not over.
His home had been overrun by suitors, who were trying to win the hand of his wife Penelope. Odysseus had to use his wits and his strength to defeat the suitors and reclaim his kingdom.
In the end, the war with Troy and the journey home had left a lasting impact on all those involved. The Greeks had won the war, but at a great cost. Many of their bravest warriors had died, and those who survived had been changed forever. The fall of Troy had left the city in ruins, and its people scattered.
But even in the aftermath of such destruction, there was hope. Aeneas, the Trojan prince who had escaped the fall of Troy, went on to found a new city, and his descendants would become the founders of Rome.
And for the Greeks, the war had sparked a new era of exploration and discovery, as they sailed out into the wider world and encountered new lands and peoples.
The story of Troy and the aftermath of the war would continue to be told and retold for generations to come, inspiring countless works of art and literature, and serving as a reminder of the enduring power of human ambition, courage, and perseverance.
Some scenes from the movie Troy written by A.I.
1. Menelaus, King of Sparta
2. Agamemnon, King of Mycenae
3. Helen, Queen of Sparta
4. Paris, Prince of Troy
5. Hector, Prince of Troy
6. Achilles, Greek warrior
7. Patroclus, friend of Achilles
8. Briseis, Trojan noblewoman
1250 B.C., Greece and Troy
Menelaus: “My wife, Helen, has been taken by the Trojans. I cannot allow this insult to go unpunished.”
Agamemnon: “This gives us an opportunity to expand our power. We will gather our army and march to Troy.”
Helen: “I did not ask to be fought over like a prize in a contest.”
Paris: “But I love you, Helen. You are worth any risk to be with.”
Hector: “Brother, we must prepare for war. The Greeks are coming.”
Achilles: “I will fight for Greece and for glory.”
Patroclus: “And I will fight by your side, my friend.”
Briseis: “Why do we fight each other when we could live in peace?”
EXT. SPARTA – DAY
Menelaus rides into his kingdom with his army. He is angry and determined.
MENELAUS: (to his captain) “Send a message to my brother. Tell him I need his help. Helen has been taken by the Trojans.”
CAPTAIN: “At once, my king.”
EXT. MYCENAE – DAY
Agamemnon receives the message from his brother. He sees this as an opportunity to expand his power.
AGAMEMNON: (to his council) “We will gather our army and march to Troy. Menelaus needs our help and we will not let him down.”
COUNCIL: “But what of the cost, my lord?”
AGAMEMNON: “The rewards will far outweigh the cost. This is our chance to become the most powerful kingdom in Greece.”
INT. SPARTA PALACE – DAY
Helen is in her chambers, feeling trapped and powerless. Paris enters.
PARIS: “Helen, I have come to take you away. We can be together, away from all this.”
HELEN: “And what of my husband? He will not let me go so easily.”
PARIS: “I will fight for you, Helen. I will fight for us.”
EXT. TROY – DAY
Hector and his soldiers are preparing for war. Achilles and Patroclus arrive.
ACHILLES: “We are here to fight for Greece. Prepare your army, Prince Hector.”
HECTOR: “We will fight you with all our might, Greek warrior.”
PATROCLUS: (to Briseis) “You do not have to be our enemy, Briseis. We could be friends.”
BRISEIS: “Friends? When our countries are at war?”
FADE TO BLACK.
EXT. TROY – DAY
The Greeks and Trojans are in the midst of a heated battle. Hector and Achilles are fighting fiercely, their swords clashing in the air. Suddenly, Hector gains the upper hand and swings his sword at Achilles. Achilles dodges but is hit in the arm.
(grimacing in pain)
You’ll pay for that, Hector.
It’s nice to see you’re not invincible after all.
Achilles charges at Hector, but the Trojan prince is too quick. He ducks under Achilles’ attack and strikes back, hitting Achilles in the leg. Achilles falls to the ground.
You should have never come here.
(gritting his teeth)
I had no choice. Agamemnon called upon me.
Hector pauses for a moment, seeming to understand the pressure Achilles must be under.
You and I are not so different, Achilles. We are both pawns in a greater game.
Achilles looks up at Hector, surprised by his words.
What do you mean?
We are both fighting for something that belongs to someone else. For you, it’s Greece. For me, it’s Troy. We both have people we care about, and we’re willing to die for them.
Achilles struggles to stand up, but Hector offers him a hand, helping him onto his feet.
You fought well, Achilles. Perhaps we can end this war peacefully.
Achilles nods, looking relieved. Suddenly, a spear comes out of nowhere and hits Hector in the back.
Hector falls to the ground, dead. Achilles sees that it was Paris who had thrown the spear.
You’ll pay for this! All of Troy will fall because of you!
Achilles charges towards Paris, leaving the rest of the battle behind. The Greeks and Trojans continue to fight as the camera zooms out, showing the destruction and chaos of war.
EXT. TROY – DAY
The Greek army appears to be departing. The Trojans are in high spirits, celebrating their victory. The Trojan army is seen packing up its weapons, and the ships are preparing to sail.
INT. TROY – DAY
Helen is getting ready to leave with Paris. She stands in front of a mirror, braiding her hair.
HELEN: (to Paris)
Are you sure you want to leave Troy forever?
Yes, my love. I cannot stay here knowing that I have caused such destruction.
Helen nods in agreement. Suddenly, there is a loud knock on the door. They both turn to see the door open, and Agamemnon and his army storm in.
EXT. TROY – DAY
The Greek army has returned. They have brought a wooden horse as a gift to the Trojans. The Trojans, unaware of the true purpose, bring the horse inside Troy.
INT. TROY – NIGHT
The Trojans are celebrating their victory. The Greek soldiers, hiding inside the hollow wooden horse, emerge and start attacking the Trojans.
Helen and Paris are in their chambers, listening to the chaos outside.
What is happening?
I don’t know. We need to leave.
Helen nods, and they both grab their weapons and make their escape. As they are running through the halls, they come face to face with Achilles.
You will not leave Troy alive.
Paris and Achilles start fighting. Meanwhile, Helen continues to run through the halls, looking for a way out.
EXT. TROY – NIGHT
The city is on fire, and the Trojans are fleeing in all directions. Agamemnon watches as the Greek army triumphantly marches out of Troy.
(to his army)
We have won. Troy is no more.
Setting: The city of Troy
– Hector, prince of Troy
– Achilles, Greek warrior
– Priam, king of Troy
– Andromache, wife of Hector
– Paris, prince of Troy
– Helen, queen of Sparta
Scene based on Chapter 5: The Death of Hector
INT. THE CITY OF TROY – DAY
Hector stands atop the walls of Troy, looking out at the enemy army. He grips his sword tightly, ready for battle. Achilles approaches, his own sword drawn.
ACHILLES: You’re a brave warrior, Hector. But you’re no match for me.
HECTOR: We’ll see about that.
The two warriors charge at each other, swords clashing. The fight is intense and brutal, with both men giving it their all. Hector manages to land a few blows, but Achilles is too fast and powerful. Eventually, he gains the upper hand and disarms Hector.
ACHILLES: Your time is up, Trojan prince.
Hector falls to his knees, defeated. Achilles raises his sword to strike the final blow, but pauses when he hears a voice calling out.
Andromache rushes towards them, tears streaming down her face.
ANDROMACHE: Please, spare him. He’s a father. He has a son.
Achilles hesitates, looking at the distraught woman and then back at Hector. Finally, he nods and steps back.
ACHILLES: Go. Leave this place and never return.
Hector stands up and walks towards his wife, embracing her tightly. The two share a tragic moment, knowing that their city is on the verge of falling.
King Priam approaches, his face grim. He looks up at the enemy army and then back at his son.
PRIAM: We must retreat. The city is lost.
Hector nods, knowing that his duty is to protect his people. He turns to his wife and son, giving them a final farewell before joining the retreating Trojans.
PARIS: Hector! Wait for me!
Paris rushes towards his brother, followed by Helen. They too must leave Troy, knowing that they will never be able to return. They join the rest of the Trojans as they flee the city.
The scene ends with a shot of the city of Troy, silent and empty, its fate sealed by the ruthless Greek army.
-Achilles – a skilled and fearsome warrior consumed by anger and grief
– Patroclus – Achilles’ closest friend and ally
– Agamemnon – the leader of the Greek army, known for his thirst for power
– Hector – the brave prince and leader of the Trojan army
-The battlefield outside of Troy
INT. GREEK CAMP – NIGHT
Achilles sits alone in his tent, staring at a photo of him and Patroclus from before the war. His face is twisted with anger and grief.
(enters the tent)
Achilles, we need to talk.
There’s nothing left to say.
(calming him down)
It’s not safe for you to be out there on your own. You need to be with the rest of us.
(stands up angrily)
I don’t need anyone. I’ll take care of Hector myself.
Achilles, please. Let me help you.
What can you do? You’re no warrior. You’re just a boy playing soldier.
Patroclus looks hurt, but he doesn’t back down.
I may not be a warrior, but I’m your friend. And I won’t let you do this alone.
Achilles looks at him, considering. Finally, he nods.
Fine. But if you get hurt, it’s on you.
They leave the tent and make their way to the battlefield, where the rest of the Greek army is fighting the Trojans. Agamemnon spots them and makes his move.
Achilles! You’re back. Good. We need you to fight.
I’ll fight when and where I choose.
You’re not the only one here, Achilles. Remember that. We’re in this together.
Achilles doesn’t back down.
I remember who I am, Agamemnon. Do you remember who you are?
Agamemnon looks taken aback. Achilles turns and walks away.
What’s your plan?
I’m going to find Hector and kill him.
Alone? That’s insane.
Don’t worry. I have a plan.
They make their way to the Trojan camp, where they find Hector alone. Achilles charges at him, sword in hand, but Hector is ready for him.
You’re all alone, Achilles. You don’t stand a chance.
Achilles lunges at him but misses. Hector counters with a swift move, and strikes Achilles in the thigh. Achilles screams in pain, but he doesn’t give up. He continues his attack, determined to kill Hector. The two warriors battle fiercely, but in the end, Achilles emerges victorious.
You should have stayed dead.
He raises his sword to deal the final blow, but Patroclus steps in between them.
Achilles, please. We’ve won. Let’s just go home.
Achilles looks at him, then at Hector, who is lying defeated on the ground.
Fine. Let’s go.
They turn and walk away, leaving Hector behind. The night is quiet, and the only sound is the sound of their footsteps as they make their way back to their camp.
INT. AGAMEMNON’S CHAMBERS – DAY
Agamemnon sits on his throne, surrounded by his advisers. His wife, Clytemnestra, enters the room.
My lord, there is something I must speak with you about.
What is it? Make it quick, woman.
I have heard rumors that you plan to sacrifice our daughter, Iphigenia, to the gods for a favorable wind to sail back to Greece.
Agamemnon looks at her with a mixture of anger and surprise.
Who told you such lies?
It matters not who told me. Is it true?
Agamemnon hesitates for a moment before answering.
Yes, it is true. It is a sacrifice that must be made for the good of Greece.
You cannot do this! Our daughter is innocent.
Silence, woman! This is no concern of yours.
Clytemnestra steps forward, her eyes burning with anger.
I will not remain silent while you commit this heinous act. If you go through with it, I will take matters into my own hands.
Agamemnon rises from his throne, towering over his wife.
Do not threaten me, woman. I am the king and you will do as I say.
You say you are the king, but you have lost the respect of your people. You are nothing but a power-hungry tyrant.
Agamemnon sees the determination in his wife’s eyes and realizes he has gone too far.
Very well. I will not sacrifice our daughter. But mark my words, woman, your defiance will not go unpunished.
Clytemnestra stands her ground, unafraid.
If you harm me or our daughter, you will face the wrath of the gods.
Agamemnon glares at her before storming out of the room.