The Greeks believed in two myths known as the Iliad and the Odyssey. These myths were taught in schools, and were also used as examples of the type of life that a Greek citizen should strive to live.
Among the stories found in these myths is that of a giant wooden horse. In the myth of the Iliad, an army attempted to conquer the city of Troy. After ten years, they had still been unable to break through the Trojan’s defenses. In frustration, they devised a plot to get the Trojan’s to let them into their city.
Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Until the 984 foot high Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet.