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Agamemnon, a Greek leader, led his warriors to Troy to recapture Helen.
Helen, Menelaus' wife, was kidnapped .
Paris, the king's son, had kidnapped Helen.
Thetis, Achilles' mother, tried to protect their son from death.
She dipped him into the Styx, a sacred river
Achilles, a brave Greek warrior, was eventually killed by a poisoned arrow that pierced his heel.
The king of gods, Zues, tried to remain impartial.
Achilles killed Hector, the Trojan king's son.
The king of Troy, Priam, saw this spectacle and wept.
Achilles mourned the death of his friend Patroclus.
home of the famed cable cars
San Francisco, home of the famed cable cars, was named after St. Francis.
one of its founders
Pennsylvania is named after William Penn , one of its founders.
a city in the province of Quebec
Quebec City, a city in the province of Quebec, is a seaport.
a mixture of many ethnic groups
New York City, a mixture of many ethnic groups, is the country's largest city.
a name of the city in Quebec Province
Montreal, the name of a city in the Quebec Province, means "Mount Royal"
a lake in upstate New York
Lake Champlain, a lake in upstate New York, was named for Samuel de Champlain.
a name of the city in California
San Jose, a name of the city in California, means, "Saint Joseph" in Spanish.
early settlers of California
The Spanish, early settlers of California, left their mark with these place names.
home of the Iroquois and other Native American peoples
Native Americans place names are common in New York, home of the Iroquois and other native peoples.
reflections of history
All these names, reflections of history, provide clues about the past.
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