tall grass, patches of wildflowers, blue
bronze helmet, cracked and bloodied, lies on its side.
ears pricked up. He growls, and we see what the dog sees.
birds flap away to safety, shrieking in protest.
The dog runs, abandoning his dead master.
of the field.
AGAMEMNON, king of the Mycenaeans, rides in his chariot
with an Alpha.
It's a good day for the crows.
I told you yesterday and I'll tell
from my land.
I like your land. I think we'll
I like your soldiers, too. They
fought bravely yesterday. Not
well, but bravely.
That's what the Messenians said,
too. And the Arcadians. And the
Epeians. They're all fighting for
You can't rule the whole world,
Agamemnon. It's too big. Even for
Agamemnon surveys Triopas's army.
I don't want to watch another
massacre. Let's end this war in
the old manner.
And if my man wins?
I'm a generous man. If mine wins,
you keep your throne. But Thessaly
falls under my command, to fight
with me whenever I call.
Synopsis: Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus' wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus' brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother's fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea.