Short Essay Questions Key
1. Eris is the Lady of Discord. Explain how she lives up to her title at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis.
Eris lives up to her title as the Lady of Discord first by showing up at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis uninvited, and then by creating a fierce competition between the Goddesses by promising to award an apple to the fairest one.
2. How does Aphrodite plot to win the title of the fairest Goddess?
Aphrodite bribes Paris, the judge of the fairest Goddess contest by promising him any woman he desires.
3. What plan does Ulysses devise that leads to the Greeks' victory over Troy?
Ulysses comes up with a plan to hide soldiers within a giant wooden horse. They leave the horse at the gates of Troy as an offering, and the Greeks are able to climb out and attack when the horse is brought within the walls of Troy.
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