Is the "Judgement of Paris" scene in the Illiad? If not, how does the war start in The Illiad?

I cannot find the scene in my copy of The Illiad translated by W.H.D. Rouse....

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  • 7 months ago

    No, it is not in the Illiad. The brief allusion to the Judgement in the Iliad (24.25–30) shows that the episode initiating all the subsequent action was already familiar to its audience; a fuller version was told in the Cypria, a lost work of the Epic Cycle, of which only fragments (and a reliable summary remain.

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