An inscription was engraved on the horse reading: "For their return home, the Greeks dedicate this offering to Athena".
Then they burned their tents and left to Tenedos by night.
A more speculative theory, originally proposed by Fritz Schachermeyr, states that the Trojan Horse is a metaphor for a destructive earthquake that damaged the walls of Troy and allowed the Greeks in.
In this theory, the horse represents Poseidon, who as well as being god of the sea was also god of horses and earthquakes.
The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy.
That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night.
Over the course of human evolution, brain size tripled.This theory is supported by the fact that archaeological digs have found that Troy VI was heavily damaged in an earthquake, Pictorial representations of the Trojan Horse earlier than, or contemporary to, the first literary appearances of the episode can help clarify what was the meaning of the story as perceived by its contemporary audience.There are few ancient (before 480 BC) depictions of the Trojan Horse surviving.The Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy and win the war.In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside.Assyrians at the time used siege machines with animal names, often covered with dampened horse hides to protect against flaming arrows; it is possible that the Trojan Horse was such.Pausanias, who lived in the 2nd century AD, wrote in his book Description of Greece "That the work of Epeius was a contrivance to make a breach in the Trojan wall is known to everybody who does not attribute utter silliness to the Phrygians" It has been noted that the terms used to put men in the horse are those used by ancient Greek authors when describing the embarkation of men on a ship, and that there are analogies between the building of ships by Paris at the beginning of the Trojan saga and the building of the horse at the end;: ancient text and images show that a Phoenician merchant ship type decorated with a horse head, called hippos (=horse) by Greeks, became very diffuse in the Levant area around the beginning of the first millennium BC, being used to trade precious metals, and sometimes to pay tribute after the end of a war; it is suggested therefore that the original story viewed the Greek soldiers hiding inside the hull of such a vessel, possibly disguised as a tribute, and that at some time this term was misunderstood in the oral transmission of the story, giving origin the Trojan horse myth.The modern human brain is the largest and most complex of any living primate.During this time period early humans spread around the globe, encountering many new environments on different continents.A malicious computer program which tricks users into willingly running it is also called a "Trojan horse" or simply a "Trojan".The main ancient source for the story is the Aeneid of Virgil, a Latin epic poem from the time of Augustus. According to Quintus Smyrnaeus, Odysseus thought of building a great wooden horse (the horse being the emblem of Troy), hiding an elite force inside, and fooling the Trojans into wheeling the horse into the city as a trophy.