Also known as Alexandros. Son of King Priam of Troy, but brought up by herdsmen and therefore often shown as a shepherd prince. His Judgement in favour of Aphrodite brought about the Trojan War in which he fought as an archer, fatally wounding Achilles.
Above left: Paris and Hermes. Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 530 BC. Palermo, Banco di Sicilia 97. © Banco di Sicilia, Palermo Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 179
Above right: Judgment of Paris. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 400-300 BC. Malibu. The J. Paul Getty Museum 83.AE.10 © The J. Paul Getty Museum