On Paris, Prince of Troy

Until I met Achilles , I believed no man was more handsome than Paris, and I was immensely proud of being around him just for his looks alone. He and Helen definitely made an attractive couple, turning people’s heads wherever they went and maybe even arousing envy among the onlookers. But he lacked the strength of Hector, as well as the courage -some even claimed he was somewhat cowardly- which detracted from his person and may explain why Aeneas rather than he was selected Troy’s supreme commander after Hector’s death. He made up for his deficiencies by constantly practicing with the bow and arrow and was an accomplished archer, perhaps even the best one in our army. In summation, he was not as attractive as Achilles to me, another consequence resulting from having undergone my journey.    -Polyxena

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