1 : pleasing to the eye or mind especially because of fresh, charming, or flawless quality
Pete wrote:Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that, by voting, you will be alienating yourself from two powerful goddesses and damning yourself for life.
Pete wrote:Well, I'm not so sure that she has to be the fairest by definition. I think Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that, by voting, you will be alienating yourself from two powerful goddesses and damning yourself for life. But you're a classicist, so you probably had that in mind when you voted anyway.
copain wrote:I will also vote for Aphrodite, because she stands for all the beauty a woman could have
And did not Paris vote for Aphrodite too, as he had to decide between Aphrodite, Athena and Hera who of them the most beautifull is ?
Yes, I will trust in the good taste of Paris concerning women !
Aren't the goddesses allegorical? Isn't it really a contest between Sexual Pleasure, Wisdom and...
(um... what exactly does Hera stand for here? Social Status?)
Wisdom gets my vote.
Mongoose42 wrote:I vote Athena, because wisdom and military shrewdness are better than rampaging housewives and brazen hussies.
threewood14 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but fair means pleasing to look at, right?
threewood14 wrote:The question basically asks which goddess do you think is most beautiful.
The question doesn't specify the definition of 'fairest' at all! We've all interpreted it as referring to beauty, but it could just as well be taken to mean who is the most just or even who is the palest...
Episcopus wrote::shock: I've never heard of these goddesses in my life! But then again I did not know what a taco was but a day ago. And Raya makes a good point. "fair" means just "good" in the ambiguous way of english too, but faire would mean pretty to look at.
Eureka wrote:Clearly Hera's more attractive than Aphrodite, because Zeus would have had first choice.
...That just leaves Frigid Athena.
Raya wrote:(um... what exactly does Hera stand for here? Social Status?)
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