38 Latin Stories, The Judgment of Paris

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38 Latin Stories “The Judgment of Paris” The goddess Discord, who alone had not been called to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, was moved with anger. Therefore, she threw into the palace of the immortal gods a golden apple, on which had been written these letters: “For the fairest.” To whom should the apple be given? To Juno or to Venus or to Minerva? Even Jupiter himself fears to make a judgment! And so, those three goddesses come to Paris, the son of the Trojan king. “O dear young man,” they say, “who of us is the most beautiful in your opinion? A great
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Unformatted text preview: give will be provided for you from that goddess whom you will choose.” Whom will Paris choose? By which gift will the mind of the judge be moved? Juno is able to make him a king, Minerva to make him a leader. Venus, however, is able to give to him Helen, the most beautiful of all women. Pair was overcome by love and gave the golden apple to Venus. And so (if the story of these deeds is sure) Helen was taken and was led to a new place, Troy. What war was waged on account of that woman?...
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