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Silly Paris, he should have known better than to be a judge in a goddess beauty contest! But, er, Helen was married to Menelaus, not Agamemnon. Agamemnon was married to Clytemnestra but he was Menealus' brother and duty bound to fight for him. so hard to keep them all straight sometimes :)


I finally (8/25) read this chapter. I never was very fond of the story of the Trojan War (much preferring The Odyssey) until I read "The Song of Achilles." LOVED, Loved, loved!! Anyway, this chapter was a summary of that book, and I enjoyed it very much.


Oops--I was already in vacation mode there! Thanks for the heads up--I'll change that next time I log in. There are indeed lots of people to keep straight.


I, too, wasn't all that drawn to reading The Iliad either, but now I am very much looking forward to it. I also loved The Song of Achilles--that is what started all this for me! I plan on reading The Odyssey, too. This chapter was a good review of it all.

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