Judgment of Paris

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16 07, 2017

Judgment of Paris – Trojan War

By |2019-03-29T20:45:51-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Judgment of Paris -Paris is on the right (A fresco from Pompeii, ca. 79 AD) Who is the most beautiful? Once upon a time, around 1250 BC, toward the end of the Bronze Age in Greece, three goddesses were having an argument (said the Greeks). The goddesses Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera were arguing about which one of them was the most beautiful. [...]

9 07, 2017

Athena in Homer’s Odyssey

By |2018-04-23T08:41:50-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, Literature, Religion|0 Comments

Athena in the Odyssey: Odysseus and Athena, on a red-figure vase Athena in the Odyssey In the Iliad and the Odyssey, Athena was on the side of the Greeks, because she hated the Trojans. Athena hated the Trojans because Paris was a Trojan and he had voted against her in the Judgment of [...]