Head of a Statue of Paris

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Liana Miate
published on 29 June 2022

Paris, son of Troy's King Priam and Hecuba, is wearing a Phrygian cap, the characteristic headgear of shepherds. According to the myth, an interpreter of dreams foretold that the child of Hecuba would bring the destruction of Troy and must be killed at birth. Hecuba decided to leave her son in the mountains where he was brought up by shepherds.

From Crete. 2nd-century CE. Made from Pentelic marble. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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