The prince of Troy whose abduction of Helen provoked the Trojan War.
The capital and largest city of France, in the north-central part of the country on the Seine River. Founded as a fishing village on the Île de la Cité, Paris (then called Lutetia) was captured and fortified by the Romans in 52 B.C. Clovis I made it the capital of his kingdom after A.D. 486, and Hugh Capet established it as the capital of France after his accession to the throne in 987. Through the succeeding centuries, Paris grew rapidly as a commercial, cultural, and industrial center. The city was occupied by the Germans in World War II from June 14, 1940, to August 25, 1944. Population: 2,150,000.
Pa·risˈian adjective & n.
, Matthew 1200?-1259.
English monk and chronicler. His Chronica Majora traced the history of the world from the creation to 1259.
Capital of France and the largest city in the country, located in north-central France on the Seine River; an international cultural and intellectual center, as well as the commercial and industrial focus of France.
In the Treaty of Paris (1783), Britain formally acknowledged the independence of the thirteen colonies as the United States.
In the 1920s, Paris was home to many artists and writers from the United States and other countries.
During World War II, German troops occupied the city from 1940 to 1944.
The city's tourist attractions include the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The Champs Élysées is the most famous of its many celebrated streets, avenues, and boulevards.
Paris is a center for fashion and design.
It is called the “City of Light.”
A prince of Troy in classical mythology, whose abduction of the Greek queen Helen caused the Trojan War (see also Trojan War) (see Helen of Troy and Judgment of Paris). Paris (or, according to some stories, Apollo disguised as Paris) killed Achilles by piercing his heel with an arrow.