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ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Demigods and Heros - Achilles - Aegisthus - Agamemnon - Ajax the Locrian - Ajax the Telamonian - Alcestis - Amphiaraos - Amphitrite - Antigone - Atalanta - Belerophon - Cadmus - Clytemnestra - Daedalus - Danae - Dioscuri - Electra - Europa - Eurydice - Ganymede - Hector - Hecuba - Helen - Heracles - Hippolytus - Icarus - Io - Iphigenia - Jason - Leda - Menelaus - Minos - Nestor - Niobe - Odysseus - Oedipus - Orestes - Medea - Orpheus - Paris - Pasiphae - Pelops - Penelope - Perseus - Phaedra - Phaethon - Phrixus - Priam - Telemachus - Theseus - Triptolemus

Paris

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Also known as Alexander, he was the younger son of Priam, king of Troy, and Hecube. He was exposed on Mt. Ida by his mother when a child because of a prophecy that he should bring destruction to Troy. When he grew into manhood, he returned to Troy and was recognized by his brother Deiphobus and by Cassandra, and was warmly welcomed by his father Priam. The goddesses had appointed him as judge to select the most beautiful among them, namely, Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera. Paris awarded the apple to Aphrodite, thus making enemies of the other two deities. He abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus, and was saved thanks only to the intervention of Aphrodite. He shot Achilles with an arrow in the latter's heel thus bringing about his death. But he himself was wounded with a poisoned arrow of Philoctetes and died as a result. [p. 74]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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