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Unformatted text preview: t. Hermes takes the goddesses to Paris, who's herding his livestock. •  The three goddesses offer bribes. –  Hera oers kingship of the world –  Athena offers the ability to be a great general. –  Aphrodite offers the most beauNful woman in the world. •  Paris chooses Aphrodite. Background to the Trojan War Wedding of Peleus and TheNs Troy  ­ ­> Background to the Trojan War Paris runs off with Helen and War begins •  There's a problem •  Helen's already married to Menelaus. •  Paris goes off to visit Menelaus. •  He runs off to Troy with Helen. •  The oath of Tyndareus takes effect. •  Agamemnon, King of Mycenae and Menelaus' older brother leads the a9ack on Troy. Paris runs off with Helen 3 12/6/13 The Trojan War •  Those a9acking the Trojans are called Achaeans. •  The greatest of the Achaeans...
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