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Trojan Prince Hector defends the gates of Troy. Painting by Gordon Dean.

Troy (troy). In myth, a city on the coast of what is now Turkey, besieged by the Greek allies of Menelaus in the Trojan War. The Trojan prince Paris had carried off Menelaus's wife, who had been bewitched by the Goddess of Love to the extent that she was not altogether unwilling. A real city on the probable site was destroyed during the Heroic Age.