Heroes of Troy: 3. Destruction
The Greek fleet arrives at Troy. The soldiers fight their way up the beach but cannot get inside the city walls. It's stalemate and so the siege of Troy begins...a siege that will last ten long and bloody years.
Song style: pop
Sung by: Greek army
Subject: Arriving at Troy ready for battle
Learning experience: To learn song Song 3 ‘Destruction’ in short sections; be motivated to memorise another rap
The Greeks return to Troy as an invasion force. The soldiers fight their way up the beach until the Trojans retreat inside the city walls. The fighting continues on the following days but then the Trojans stay within the city walls and do not come out. During the lull in hostilities the Greeks build a wooden encampment, but they are completely unable to breach Troy's defences.
Then the Greeks fall to fighting among themselves: Agamemnon and Achilles fall out over two female servants called Chryseis and Briseis and Achilles storms off, vowing he will take no further part in the fight. Then Paris appears, offering to settle the whole issue by fighting in single combat. Menelaus steps up to take his challenge.
...without a clue how to break the deadlock...
The Soldier on the siege
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