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[1] Son of Priamus and Hecabe, abductor of Helena

(Πάρις; Páris). Son of the Trojan ruling couple Priamus and Hecabe, abductor of Helena [1]. Also called Aléxandros; how the names came to be used parallel to each other is uncertain, as is the relationship between Aléxandros and the vassal king Alaksandu of Wilusa, who is referred to in the text of a Hittite treaty from the 13th cent. BC. Since it appears to be certain that…

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Stoevesandt, Magdalene (Basle) and Benz, Lore (Kiel), “Paris”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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