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From [[Ancient Greece|Greek]] [[mythology]], the [[Greek god|goddess]] of strife and discord. According to one account (but which is disputed whether it was in the ''[[Iliad]]''), Eris was [[anger|angry]] over not being invited to the [[wedding]] of [[Peleus]] and [[Thetis]], so she threw an [[apple]] marked ''For the fairest'' onto the banquet table -- and this "apple of discord" began a chain of events that led to the [[Trojan War]] in which a [[Ancient Greece}Greek]] expeditionary force, commanded by [[Agamemnon]] and with luminary leaders such as [[Odysseus]], [[Ajax]], [[Menelaos]], and many others, set out to win back [[Helen of Troy]]. Source: [[Elizabeth Vandiver]], [[Classics]] [[scholarship|scholar]], authority on Greek mythology and [[Greek tragedy]], including the ''[[Iliad]]'', ''[[Odyssey]]'', ''[[Aeneid]]'', [[Homer]], and [[Virgil]]. This definition is based on her course ''Classical Mythology'' for [[The Teaching Company]].
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From [[Ancient Greece|Greek]] [[mythology]], the [[Greek god|goddess]] of strife and discord. According to one account (but which is disputed whether it was in the ''[[Iliad]]''), Eris was [[anger|angry]] over not being invited to the [[wedding]] of [[Peleus]] and [[Thetis]], so she threw an [[apple]] marked ''For the fairest'' onto the banquet table -- and this "apple of discord" began a chain of events that led to the [[Trojan War]] in which a [[Ancient Greece}Greek]] expeditionary force, commanded by [[Agamemnon]] and with luminary leaders such as [[Odysseus]], [[Ajax]], [[Menelaos]], and many others, set out to win back [[Helen of Troy]].

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From Greek mythology, the goddess of strife and discord. According to one account (but which is disputed whether it was in the Iliad), Eris was angry over not being invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, so she threw an apple marked For the fairest onto the banquet table -- and this "apple of discord" began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War in which a [[Ancient Greece}Greek]] expeditionary force, commanded by Agamemnon and with luminary leaders such as Odysseus, Ajax, Menelaos, and many others, set out to win back Helen of Troy.