In any event, Agamemnon, seeking to avenge this affront to his brother Menelaus, draws together those Greek princes owing him allegiance and sets sail to attack Troy. There they laid siege to the well fortified city in a ten year campaign marked by various successes and failures. Eventually it took a clever trick, a large wooden horse seeming left as tribute by the fleeing Greeks but really containing Greek warriors in its belly, to defeat the Trojans. And, thus, the source of the cliche, "beware of Greeks bearing gifts."
Artist: Ru Dien-Jen