We have been studying The Iliad by Homer. This story begins with the kidnapping of Helen by Paris of Troy. Menelaus, King of Sparta wants Helen returned and asks his brother Agamemnon to lead the Greeks to Troy so they can retrieve Helen. Helen does not want to return to Greece and Paris does not want her to return. Hector kills Menelaus and the war begins. Hector is forced to fight with Achilles and he also is killed leaving his wife and young son.
The story is part of the classics which include The Odyssey which students may want to read this summer. This story begins ten years after the Trojan War.