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Why is Paris a coward in the Iliad?

Paris was first depicted as a coward when he belted out orders to the troops while he was safe inside the walls of the city. most beautiful woman on earth. Helen was a prize to Paris from Aphrodite because Paris picked this goddess the "fairest" of all goddesses. Menelaos would not give up Helen without a fight.

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Also know, what did Paris do in the Iliad?

Paris (also known as “Alexander”) - A son of Priam and Hecuba and brother of Hector. Paris's abduction of the beautiful Helen, wife of Menelaus, sparked the Trojan War. Paris is self-centered and often unmanly.

who did Paris fight in the Iliad? Menelaus

Moreover, is Paris a hero in the Iliad?

The Greek hero Menelaus is a Spartan king and the husband of Helen, whom Paris carried off to Troy. It was this abduction which led to the Trojan War. The Trojan prince Paris is the son of king Priam and queen Hecuba.

Is Paris to be blamed for the downfall of Troy?

Yes Paris was singularly responsible for the destruction of Troy. The whole conflict really began when Paris had to choose between Athena, Hera and Aphrodite to determine which one was the fairest. They were all equally beautiful so each goddess bribed Paris in order to choose one of them.

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