What is the Definition of Trojan Horse?


Trojan horse refers to the artifact horse-shaped and made of wood, used as a ruse by the Greeks to enter the fortified city of Troy.

Its expression takes precedence in the years 1300 BC, in an episode of the Trojan War, described by Homer in the Iliad and by Virgil in Aeneid.

The end of the war between Greeks and Trojans occurred from one of the best known incursions into the enemy territory, led by Ulysses who sent the Epeo artist to build an immense wooden horse to be offered to Athens and Poseidon, and this was accepted by Troy as a symbol of peace, convinced by Sinon, cousin of Odysseus.

To the great surprise of the Trojans, the horse contained within its structure Greek soldiers. Late at night, Sinon opened the horse and the Greeks took the city, unscrupulously killed guards, women, men, elders, and raped women. Thus, the city fell to Hellenic troops, ending ten years of conflict.

In consideration of the above, the expression “Trojan horse” has become popular, seen as a paremia that identifies the use of ploy or deception against its adversary, through the concealed entry into a means to obtain a benefit or achieve a goal. For example: “Carlota used to say she was my friend, and it turned out to be my Trojan horse.”

On the other hand, from these confrontations between Greeks and Trojans phrases such as: “Troy burns”, or “there was Troy”, to identify the emergence of a controversy, or a problem.

Trojan War

The Trojan War arose in the Bronze Age, between Greeks and Trojans, beginning in 1300 BC. C. and lasted a decade. The territory of Troy is located where it is currently what is known as Western Turkey, according to archaeological evidence.

The justification for the beginning of this long decade was the kidnapping or escape of Queen Helena of Sparta with the prince of Troy, Paris. The situation angered the Spartan king Menelaus, who declared war on Troy.

In the company of Menelao, Aquiles, Ulises, Néstor and Ajax participated, which were supported by a fleet of one thousand ships. Achilles, is a main character in the Iliad and in Greek legend is considered an demigod elected to die young in battle. Shortly after Hector’s death, Achilles died by an arrow thrown at his heel by Paris, and hence the expression “Achilles heel” is known.

All of the above, was embodied in the film “Troy”, under the direction of Wolfgang Petersen and starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Diana Kruger, Orlando Bloom, Rose Byrne, Sean Bean, Saffron Burrows, Brian Cox and Peter O´ Toole. It is based on Homer’s poem “The Iliad”, and includes material from The Odyssey and The Aeneid of Virgil.

Trojan Horse by JJ Benítez

It is a work that consists of ten books, of biographical genre, written by the Spanish journalist and writer Juan José Benítez.

This work narrates the life of Jesus of Nazareth under the testimony of a traveler from the twentieth century. It is noteworthy that this book has generated controversies since it presents a version of the life of Jesus of Nazareth that diverges from the beliefs and doctrines of the Church Catholic

The saga tells how the writer and journalist Benítez is contacted by an individual under the label of “El Mayor” who turns out to be a former USAF (United States Air Force). At the time of death Benítez has the arduous task of finding the diary of a major American under the game of a series of riddles, in which it contained the testimony of the mysterious character in a mission called “Trojan Horse” that consisted of jumping towards back in time, specifically at important moments in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, such as the Passion and death of Jesus.

As such, it seeks to raise a scientific testimony in the teachings and messages of Jesus of Nazareth, creating a discrepancy in what religious beliefs have communicated to his believers.

Trojan horse computer virus

The Trojan horse is a malicious software that operates as a legitimate, harmless and useful program for the user but once it accesses the user’s machine it starts the destruction of the installed programs and obtains access to all the information contained in the computer .

There are different manifestations that can alert you to a possible Trojan virus, you can mention the following:

  • Windows with few usual messages.
  • Unknown behavior in the operation of the computer.
  • Slow operating system, crashes and continuous system reboots.
  • The internet browser accesses certain sites without the user’s mandate.
  • Files are deleted and modified.

However, to prevent this situation, certain provisions must be taken, such as:

  • Do not download applications or run programs from unknown sites.
  • Keep the systems updated, as well as their applications.
  • Possess an antivirus or virus identification programs.