‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!’ OK, that’s from the wrong story, but Richard III’s cry fits perfectly well with what happens to precipitate the fall of Troy.
Tired of keeping up the siege, the Greeks have seemingly left their beach camp and sailed back to Sparta.
The Trojans are shocked but mighty relieved.
The Greeks, however, have taken one last throw of the dice, by building a huge wooden horse to leave as an offering to the Greek sea god Poseidon, apparently full of grain and other foods.
Curious, the hungry Trojans take it into their city to feast on its goodies and celebrate the end of the war.
But the horse also contains a very nasty surprise, which has terrible consequences for all