JUDGMENT OF PARIS
\d͡ʒˈʌd͡ʒmənt ɒv pˈaɹɪs], \dʒˈʌdʒmənt ɒv pˈaɹɪs], \dʒ_ˈʌ_dʒ_m_ə_n_t ɒ_v p_ˈa_ɹ_ɪ_s]\
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This phrase refers to the myth of the golden apple which, as not being bidden to the feast, Eris, the Greek goddess of strife, threw down on the banquet table at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, with an inscription denoting that it was a gift for the fairest. Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite at once asserted each her claim. Zeus appointed Paris, son of the Trojan Priam, and husband of oenone, the judge ; and the prize was by him adjudged to Aphrodite, who promised him the fairest of women as his wife. This woman was Helen, whose abduction by Paris from the house of Menelaos led to the war between the Greeks and the Trojans, and the destruction of Ilion.
By Henry Percy Smith
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- Combining form of the Gr., ex, six.