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Madmen all of you who strive for the glory of combats and believe that the lances of war will ease the burdens of mortals Never if blood be arbitress of peace strife between cities of men shall find an ending Captive maidens in Troy Euripides Helen 1150 This quote portrays the conviction pertaining that war never establishes peace but merely further war So many instances and examples from the Iliad as well as what we know from during and after the Trojan war proves this belief to be indeed fact The War against Troy began with a seemingly petty cause a love affair between king Menelaus wife Argive Helen and the handsome Trojan prince Paris According to Carlos Parada in the Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology love some believe has no cause and existing on his own right he is instead the cause of many thingsGreek Mythology Link The Trojan War Causes of war Similarly war having a preeminence of its own cannot be invented by warriors instead war inspires and rules them Warriors make warfare visible to themselves and others and are ultimately changed created into some rough iron-hearted version of themselves by the effects of war And a cause is not needed for war in order to naturally break out for any circumstance relevant or insignificant may be turned into a cause Greek Mythology Link The Trojan War Causes of war Moreover a multitude of ideas have been formulated on how the Trojan war began According to Carlos Parada Some say that Helen caused the war for she left her husband and her daughter and abandoned her home for a foreign seducer And since she became the center of fierce struggles which ended many lives she was called Lady of Sorrows and given other titles such as Child of the Haunting Curse of Envy of Murder of Death of all earth-nurtured plaguesBut others say that Paris caused the war for he
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