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.
The ingenuities we practive in order to appear admirable to ourselves would suffice to invent the telephone twice over on a rainy summer morning.
Until 1896, drivers in Great Britain had to warn of their presence by having a person precede their car on foot, waving a red flag.