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STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME
THE STORY OF ACHILLES

I. WHY THE GREEKS SAILED TO TROY
Helen, daughter of the King of Sparta, was the fairest of all the women in Greece-nay, of all the women on the face of the whole earth. All the princes of Greece were suitors for her. They assembled at Sparta in order that she and her father, King Tyndareus, might choose a husband for her from their number.
When they were assembled, Tyndareus said to them, "You do me much honor, my lords, by paying court to my daughter and wishing to marry her. But there is something in this matter that makes me afraid. You. are many, and my daughter can have but one of you for a husband. How, then, will it be when she shall have made her choice? Will it not be, that one indeed will be pleased and many offended, and that for one friend I shall have a score or so of enemies? Listen, therefore, to me, and be assured that my daughter agrees with me. She would rather die unmarried than to bring trouble upon my house. Her resolve is this: You must all swear a great oath that you will defend her and her husband, whomever she may choose, with all your might, and that if he or she suffers any wrong, you will avenge it to the very best of your power."
It was Ulysses who advised the King to speak thus, because he thought: "Helen will hardly choose me, for I have only a small kingdom; nor can I myself, in strength or beauty, be compared with some that are here. However, there are other fair maidens in Greece besides Helen, such as Penelope, her cousin, who is also likely to have a goodly marriage portion. If, then, I do good service to the King, he will speak for me to his brother, Penelope's father, and I shall have an advantage when I present my suit."
The words of Tyndareus pleased the suitors, and they swore a great oath-each man by that which he held most sacred upon earth-that they would defend Helen and her husband against all injury that might be done to them.
Helen chose Menelaus, King of Sparta and younger brother of Agamemnon, who was overlord of all Greece.
And Ulysses had his wish, for Penelope became his wife.
And now for a time all things went well. Menelaus lived happily with his wife, Helen, and their little daughter. But when the child was hardly a year old, there came a grievous trouble to the house of Menelaus and on the whole land of Greece and even on Asia. This is how it came about.
Across the sea from Greece was the city of Troy, famous in ancient days. Here lived a brave race of people, who had made their city great by their industry in peace and their courage in war.
The King of Troy was Priam, much beloved by everyone. He had many children, but one day another son was born, and to him was given the name Paris. When the

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