"The Judgement of Paris" by Peter Paul Rubens

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This famous Greek myth, depicted here by Flemish artist Rubens, tells the story of Paris, a shepherd boy, who is asked to judge who is the most beautiful of the three goddesses, Minerva, Juno and Venus. However this isn't a fair contest, and the goddesses cheat by promising Paris wealth, wisdom, or the most beautiful woman in the world. Find out which one Paris chooses by watching this short film.

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