notes 8 - 9/25/08 Helen -daughter of Zeus and Palis the...

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9/25/08 Helen -daughter of Zeus and Palis the most common cause for the Trojan war of 41 suitors, tyndareus chose Menelaus to marry her. The oath of Odysseus is made. All other suitors have to come protect her. Without that oath, the Greek forces would not have come together. Paris was given Helen by the gods through an apple and Aphrodite Because of her connection to the gods, Menelaus wanted her. Because of what she did, she scarred the image of woman for many years. During the renaissance, her story was very romanticized.
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Paris went to Sparta on a diplomatic trade mission. This is something that would be quite common. There was also some diplomacy, official contact with leaders throughout the world. It was handled through exchange of materials, people, talks, etc. in some cases, important people actually travel to different places. So Paris goes to Sparta and is treated very well while also giving gifts. This would create allies. But he takes more than hes supposed to, including Helen and a lot of Menelaus’
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