Et, ex aequo donis formaque probata. The meaning is, that he was equally pleased with the offer which Venus made him, and her beauty. For Helen was a gift that better suited Paris' taste, than either valor or a kingdom; and Venus, who was the Goddess of love and beauty, had without doubt, in justice, the best title to the prize.
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