Chapter 16, The Trojan War
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♠ Sophokles, Krisis fr 361 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta vol. 4, p. 325, ed. S.L. Radt. Göttingen 1977.
♠ Kratinos, Dionysalexandros 663 – Papyrus fragment from Oxyrhynchus, as published in the Oxyrhynchus Papyri series, Vol. IV, pp. 69-72. London 1904.
♠ Kratinos, Dionysalexandros 663 – Fragments of Greek comedy cited according to R. Kassel and C. Austin, Poetae Comici Graeci, vol. 4, p. 140. Berlin 1983.
♠ Euripides, Troades 924-37
This man was to judge the claims of three rival goddesses;  so Pallas offered him command of all the Phrygians, and the destruction of Hellas; Hera promised he should spread his dominion over Asia, and the utmost bounds of Europe, if he would decide for her; but Cypris spoke in rapture of my loveliness,  and promised him this gift, if she should have the preference over those two for beauty. Now mark the inference I deduce from this; Cypris won the day over the goddesses, and thus far has my marriage proved of benefit to Hellas, that you are not subject to barbarian rule, neither vanquished in the strife, nor yet by tyrants crushed.  What Hellas gained, was ruin to me, sold for my beauty, and now I am reproached for that which should have set a crown upon my head. Greek Text
Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2023
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