posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 07:45 AM
a reply to: Astyanax
To be sure most of us are more familiar with the more popular classical tale's but the story of Paris other than that he was at the battle of troy is
one many here will either have had there eye's glaze over at school or simply not have read.
You have intrigued me however and I am tempted to read up on it.
However braging a niche superiority of selective knowledge is not good form, really.
Note also you will find most school's in britain do not teach greek literature any more except for a few of the classic's and then only in passing,
this is a sad truth as schooling over the past 50 year's has degraded, remember calculator's never used to be allowed in class, now they are,
Student's had to learn there logarythm's and perform complex mathematical formulae but now they tend to simply enter the formulae into a scientific
English litterature used to take pride of place then came the age of Vocational education, talk about shoehorning the kid's into a class system while
the rich could afford to send there little brainless brat's to Eton where the student's are told they are being educated to be the future leader's of
the country, the poor with often substantially higher IQ's recieved sub standard state vocational education and qualifications to prepare them for
industry and to take there place not be given the same level of excellance that the Eton crowd of Hooray harry's recieved or be showered with the
benefit of the old school tie crowd and network.
Personally though I believe an engineer or a scientifically educated individual is often far more intelligent than a classical litterature book worm
and indeed often catched up on that bit of education later in life when they are not solving practical problem's and have time to spare but then the
business studies crowd though often the dumbest out earn both, Life is not fair.
Just looked Eris up, one of the Cthonian's or greek god's, the apple of discord was a golden apple as she was the goddess of Discord or Chaos so a
bad god who sow's war and argument's so why did hade's not marry her?, Interesting story and is it not interesting the parallel between the story of
genesis which may have been originally from the mesopotamian religion before being adopted or adapted into the pre Abraham story's added by later
writers to fill the gap before his founding of the monotheist religion and the closeness of the ancient Greek's to that region, could both story's
have a common root story behind them interpreted differently, instead of Eve the woman who caused the fall from grace, Eris is a Female Goddess who
sow's chaos and ruin.
Now you have me interested thank you for that little tip.
edit on 28-7-2014 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)