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JOHN ERSKINE (3)
American educator, musician, poet, essayist and novelist
(1879 - 1951)
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The point of this story is that Paris gave the prize to Aphrodite, not because she bribed him, but because she was beautiful. After all, it was a contest in beauty, though Athena and Hera started a discussion about wisdom and power. It was they who tried to bribe him. They had their merits and they had arguments, but Aphrodite was the thing itself.
      - The Private Life of Helen of Troy
         (pt. 1, ch. 1) [Books (First Lines)]


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