The Judgement of Paris

@article{Walcot1977TheJO,
  title={The Judgement of Paris},
  author={Peter Walcot},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  year={1977},
  volume={24},
  pages={31 - 39}
}
  • P. Walcot
  • Published 1 April 1977
  • History
  • Greece and Rome
Where ought we to begin the story of the Trojan War? If we follow Homer, we shall begin with Paris and his mad folly or ate in abducting Helen (Iliad 24.28; cf. 3.100 and 6.356, and contrast 5.62–64 and 22.115–16). But the rape of Helen was a direct consequence of Paris awarding the prize for outstanding beauty to Aphrodite, when, while tending animals on Mount Ida, the prince was approached by Hera, Athene, and Aphrodite and required to adjudicate between their conflicting claims to be thought… 

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