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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Paris (2)

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The second son of Priam and Hecuba; was exposed on Mount Ida at his birth; brought up by a shepherd; distinguished himself by his prowess, by which his parentage was revealed; married Oenonë (q. v .); appealed to to decide to whom the "apple of discord" belonged, gave it to Aphrodité in preference to her two rivals Hera and Athena; was promised in return that he should receive the most beautiful woman in the world to wife, Helen of Sparta, whom he carried off to Greece, and which led to the Trojan War ( q. v .); slew Achilles, and was mortally wounded by the poisoned arrows of Hercules.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Paris (2)'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/paris-2.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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