Phryx erat. Paris is not satisfied with enlarging upon the wealth and grandeur of his nation; he farther produces examples to prove the great regard that had been always shewn to the Phrygians, and the success they had in attempts of that kind which he was now meditating. The story referred to in this verse, is that of Ganymedes the son of Tros, whose beauty was so remarkable as to engage the notice even of Jupiter, who carried him away in the shape of an eagle, as he was hunting on mount Ida, and made him his cup-bearer instead of Hebe.
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