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paris of troya

  1. 1.     Paris       of     Troy
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  3. 3. When Paris was  a child, a vident saw that he will be the cause of the fall of the Trojan polis so Priam decided to murder him. He ordered Agaelus (a servant) to abandond him in Mount Ida. When Agaelus returned some days after and discovered that a bear was taking care of him he decided to adopt him.
  4. 6. <ul><li>                                     </li></ul><ul><li>                                Family: </li></ul><ul><li>                    Mother : Hecuba Queen of Trojan  </li></ul><ul><li>                    Father : Priam King of Trojan </li></ul><ul><li>          </li></ul><ul><li>                    Adoptive father : Agelaus  </li></ul><ul><li>         </li></ul><ul><li>                    Wife : Oenone </li></ul><ul><li>           </li></ul><ul><li>                    Brother : Hector </li></ul><ul><li>                    Sister : Casandra </li></ul>
  5. 8. Paris was  the judge of a trial between Athenea, Afrodita and Hera. He had  to decide  who was the most beautiful of them. Hera offered ownership of all of Europe and Asia; Athena offered skill in battle, wisdom and the abilities of the greatest warriors; and Aphrodite offered the love of the most beautiful woman on Earth, Helen of Sparta. Paris chosed Aphrodite—and Helen.
  6. 9. Helen of Troy
  7. 10. Helen was already married to King Menelaus of Sparta, so Paris had to raid Menelaus's house to steal Helen from him. . When she disappeared to Troy, Menelaus invoked this oath. Helen's other suitors—who between them represented the lion's share of Achaea's strength, wealth and military prowess—were obligated to help bring her back. Thus, the whole of Greece moved against Troy in force. The Trojan War had begun.
  8. 11. Paris participated in the Trojan War He had to to it because he was a prince of Troy.
  9. 12. IN HOMER'S ILIAD, PARIS DESCRIBED AS UNSKILLED AND COWARDLY His brother Hector frequently criticizes him for this. He prefers to use a bow and arrow instead of a sword
  10. 14. <ul><li>Paris killed Achilles later in the war. Many accounts attribute it to an arrow guided by Apollo. </li></ul>Paris was mortally wounded in the end of the war by Philoctetes, Helen made her way to Mount Ida where she begged Paris's former lover Oenone to heal him. But she refused.
  11. 16. PARIS DIED THAT DAY After Paris's death, his brother Deiphobus married Helen until he was killed by Menelaus when he invaded Troy to take back Helen.
  12. 17. THE END

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